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Swinging Europe concert

Tickets are still available for the hottest seats in town next Monday night, as some of Europe’s most gifted young jazz musicians take to the stage in St Andrews as part of the ‘Swinging Europe’ Tour.

The European Jazz Youth Orchestra will treat enthusiasts to a unique blend of musical magic at the University’s Younger Hall on 23rd July, 2001.

By the time they reach St Andrews, the EJYO will have already swung in Denmark, Germany, Belgium and England, including a week long stint at the famous Soho jazz club Ronnie Scott’s.

St Andrews plays host to the orchestra for the first time, and the Younger Hall concert is one of only two dates in Scotland this year, the other taking place in Glasgow.

“This is an opportunity not to be missed, and we advise music fans to book in advance, as we cannot guarantee seats on the night,” said Julian Clayton, Director of the University’s Music Centre.

With a mission to ‘make Europe swing’, the group consists of a talented ensemble, who play together for just one month a year, with new members joining every summer.

The show, which has been running since 1997, promises to be a musical extravaganza of European Jazz, including new tunes composed by a variety of talented European musicians.

Music fans are urged to book tickets in advance, as the show promises to be a swinging sell-out.

Tickets for the Younger Hall date are priced £5 for adults, and £2.50 concessions. The show starts at 7.30pm, and runs for approximately 2 hours. There will be a licensed bar on the night. For further information and advance ticket booking, please call the Music Centre, Younger Hall on 01334 462226.

ENDS

NOTES TO EDITORS:

The EJYO are funded by the European Union as part of a unique project to support and promote young and talented musicians. By 2003, it is hoped that a representative from all 43 European countries will take part in ‘Swinging Europe’.

During the month of July, the orchestra will stop at no less than 6 European countries, and play at least 15 concerts.

Issued by Beattie Media On behalf of the University of St Andrews Contact Gayle Cook on 01334 467227, mobile 07900 050103, or email gec3@st-andrews.ac.uk

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