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GCC gets all jazzed up

Nearly 2,000 jazz fans flocked to the campus of Glendale Community

College on Saturday for the Glendale Kiwanis 2002 Jazz & Art

Festival. The 2nd annual, 11-hour festival featured mostly Dixieland,

New Orleans’ style jazz from 15 bands. The Yankee Wailers, the San


Fernando Valley Banjo Band, the Titanic Jazz band, Crazy Rhythm Hot

Society Orchestra with Jeff Gilbert and Lisa Haley’s Zydekats were

just some of the groups who performed at the festival. Some people

took to dancing on wood dance floors at most of the six performance


areas in the center of GCC’s campus. Band attire ranged from Hawaiian

shirts to slacks, wing tip shoes and white spats and suspenders. All

proceeds -- roughly $15,000 -- will go toward Glendale Kiwanis

supported programs for children and seniors. Those who attended were

also treated to Louisiana crab cakes, pan fried catfish, andouille

stuffed pork loin and sweet potato pie with pralines.