Jazz at Saint Mary’s presents ‘Christmas in New Orleans’


Jazz students at Saint Mary’s University (SMU) will swing into the holidays with their Red Bird Club show “Christmas in New Orleans” on Friday, December 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Valéncia Arts Center, 1164 West Howard Street.

The Red Bird Club opened its doors in 2014 at the Valéncia Arts Center. If you have never heard of it, it may be because the doors only open once every two years. Every other December, the Academy Theater is transformed into an American Jazz Cabaret, showcasing the talents of Saint Mary’s University student musicians.

This year the Red Bird Club will take a trip to New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. “Christmas in New Orleans” will feature a quartet of crooners, an emcee, beer and wine service, and new this year — a dance floor. Make your reservations today or you’ll have to wait until their next performance in 2020.

For more information, contact SMU Director of Jazz Studies A. Eric Heukeshoven at 507-457-7292 or eheukesh@smumn.edu. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and are available at pagetheatre.org or by calling the Page Theatre Box Office at 507-457-1715.

About Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota awakens, nurtures, and empowers learners to ethical lives of leadership and service. At Saint Mary’s, students find in every classroom — whether in person or online — a relationship-driven, person-centered education. Through intense inquiry, students discover the truths in the world and the character within. Founded in 1912 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota enrolls 5,700 students at its residential undergraduate college in Winona and its schools of graduate and professional programs, based in Minneapolis, Minn., but extending worldwide. Saint Mary’s offers respected and affordable programs in a variety of areas leading to bachelor’s, bachelor’s completion, master’s, certificate, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Learn more at smumn.edu.


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