German youth jazz ensemble to visit Fondy

The Goethes Groove Connection from Germany will present two concerts in Fond du Lac during its visit to the community under the auspices of the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp International Touring Program.

The youth jazz ensemble will perform at Holy Family Church on Tuesday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m. and at Buttermilk Creek Park on Wednesday, July 18 at 7:15 p.m.

The Wednesday performance will be a joint concert with the Fond du Lac High School Summer Band. Both concerts are free.

Goethes Groove Connection is a 25 piece “big band” comprised of students in grades 9 to 12, and affiliated with Goethe High School in Emmendingen, Germany. Organized in 2003 by Director Joachim Muller, the ensemble focuses on Swing, Rock and Latin Jazz, along with funk and hiphop styles.

GGC has performed throughout the region of Emmendingen and the whole of Baden-Wurttemberg (southwest Germany), including performances with the SWR-Big Band of Stuttgart in 2016, the Zeltmusikfestival of Freiburg 2016, and the Jazz & More Project in March, 2017.

Dedicated to promoting peace and understanding through the universal language of the arts, the Blue Lake International Exchange Program began in 1969

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