Editor's note: The following announcement was submitted by Nancy Livington, of Century College's communications office.
Century College, of White Bear Lake, will host its 24th annual Jazz Festival this Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 26 and 27) in the West Campus Theatre. The college is located at 3300 Century Ave. N.
Jazz saxophonist Ed Calle; who has performed with Rhianna, Gloria Estefan, Julio Eglesias, Extreme and Bobby Caldwell; will perform with the 17-piece Century Jazz Ensemble for two exciting shows. The first one is Saturday evening, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. (reception at 6:45 p.m.) and the second show is Sunday afternoon, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. (Reception at 1:45 p.m.)
Both receptions will feature complimentary wine, cheese and dessert. The Joel Shapira Quartet will perform during the receptions.
Tickets are $20 with a student price of $10. Proceeds support student scholarships through the Century College Foundation.
This year’s guest artist, saxophonist Ed Calle, has played on thousands of recordings during the last 25 years within the studios of Miami and South Florida. Ed’s playing is rooted in the commercial jazz and pop tradition of Michael Brecker and David Sanborn. However, this Venezuela-born saxophonist displays a mix of influences that span the globe, but include his Latin heritage.