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30th Anniversary

In 2017, the Isthmus Jazz Festival celebrated 30 years of swing, groove and improv. To honor this milestone, the UW Jazz Orchestra debuted a commissioned piece, written by Paul Dietrich, about the Terrace titled Scenes from Lake Mendota.

An ode to the Terrace, Scenes from Lake Mendota is a three movement piece capturing the natural beauty of the lake at different times of day: "Bright", "Twilight", "After Dark". In December 2017, the UW Jazz Orchestra recorded the incredible work.


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