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Communique: Jazz Society Celebrates 20th & Wilmington Music Fest Premieres

Primus Robinson & Louis St. Peter (above) & Aza Sydykov & Nikoleta Rallis (below)

Two notable musical events are happening in Wilmington this weekend: Friday at 7:00, the Cape Fear Jazz Society holds its 20th Anniversary Gala at Brooklyn Arts Center; on Saturday at 7:30, the new Wilmington Music Festival presents its premiere concert at Thalian Hall.   

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Brunswick Big Band

That's 2 musical galas in one weekend. The Jazz Anniversary Gala presents the 18-piece Brunswick Big Band, refreshments, and will honor the founders and key players in the history of the organization. The Wilmington Music Fest Gala features 10 musicians-violinists, pianists, vocalists-bringing classical, operatic, and Broadway music to the stage. Tickets are available for both events at the door.

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Wilmington Music Festival kick-off performers

Listen above to Primus Robinson, President of the Cape Fear Jazz Society, and "MVP" Louis St. Peter talk about Jazz + founders of the Wilmington Music Festival, Soprano Nikoleta Rallis and pianist Aza Sydykov.