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Jazz at the Trout: Katie Ernst
January 17
Jazz at The Trout Season IX celebrates “Women do Jazz,” featuring the virtuosity and versatility of the women of jazz throughout the season. Opening performance, 6:30pm. Concert at 7:30pm. The Trout Museum of Art, Appleton. 733-4089.

Kathy Mattea
January 19
Grammy Award-winning singer Kathy Mattea and her band present a unique blend of bluegrass, gospel and Celtic influences that have earned her multiple CMA, ACM and Grammy Awards. A genuine storyteller, Kathy’s latest album celebrates the Appalachian culture of her native West Virginia. 7:30pm. Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton. 730-3760.

Lawrence University New Music Ensemble Performance
February 24
Lawrence University faculty and students unite to present evocative and challenging works from the past 50 years. In this, its first concert, the ensemble will mark the 90th birthday of American composer George Crumb, with a performance of his “Night of the Four Moons.” 8pm. Lawrence Memorial Chapel, Appleton. 832-6749.

Nicole Mitchell Quartet
February 28
Nicole Mitchell is an award-winning creative flutist, composer, bandleader, educator and transdisciplinary conceptualist. Mitchell believes in the transformational power of music, and she seeks to build alternative worlds that bridge the familiar with the unknown. 8pm. Lawrence Memorial Chapel, Appleton. 832-6749.

Alarm Will Sound
April 5
A 20-member band committed to innovative performances and recordings of today’s music, Alarm Will Sound has established a reputation for performing demanding music with energetic skill. 8pm. Lawrence Memorial Chapel, Appleton. 832-6749.

Anat Cohen Quartet
May 10
Clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen has taken the jazz world by storm, winning hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. The Anat Cohen Quartet program is a unique blend of modern and traditional jazz, classical music, Brazilian choro, Argentine tango and an expansive timeline of Afro-Cuban styles. 8pm. Lawrence Memorial Chapel, Appleton. 832-6749.

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