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Indianola Presbyterian Church Hosting Live Mardi Gras Jazz Service

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by Mark Subel on February 7, 2013

The Indianola Presbyterian Church will be hosting a live jazz performance this Sunday, February 10th at 10:30am, as part of their yearly “Jazz Worship” service for Mardi Gras Sunday. Every year since 2001 the Church has celebrated Transfiguration Sunday (aka Mardi Gras Sunday) with a Jazz Worship Service with a professional jazz group providing all of the music for the service. This Sunday features the live jazz of the High Street Stompers Dixieland Band.

The High Street Stompers Dixieland Band began in 1987 when all of the original members were Professors in the School of Music at The Ohio State University.  Since then the ensemble has performed in schools, churches, concert halls, parks, at arts festivals, at jazz festivals around the country, in libraries, on college campuses, in art museums, for wedding receptions, and at an OSU football half-time show.  This will be their eighth time with us on Mardi Gras Sunday.

The band has recorded numerous albums. Their most recent CD, “That’s A Plenty,” was released in March, 2011 and may be ordered through their website http://highstreetstompers.com/index.php .

The personnel of the High Street Stompers include six of Central Ohio’s finest musicians.  They are:  Tom Battenberg, trumpet and leader; Michael Cox, clarinet & saxophone; Vaughn Wiester, trombone; Paul Robinson, banjo; Sid Townsend, tuba & bass; and Jim Rupp, drums.

Guest Artists at the Worship Service Over the Years include:


2001 High Street Stompers
2002 Tom Battenberg’s Jazz Quintet
2003 Toll House Jazz Band (aka the Dixie Saints)
2004 Bradley Sowash & Quintet (w/ guest artist Tom Battenberg)
2005 Bradley Sowash & Quintet
2006 High Street Stompers
2007 High Street Stompers
2008 High Street Stompers
2009 High Street Stompers
2010 High Street Stompers
2011 High Street Stompers
2012 High Street Stompers
2013 High Street Stompers

Full details: http://www.indianolapres.org/joomla/content/view/436/72/

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