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NSU's Dr. Terry Beckler works with student musicians at the South Dakota Jazz Festival.
About 300 students attend South Dakota Jazz Festival at NSU

Northern State University Percussion Professor Terry Beckler works with student musicians from the Jamestown High School jazz band during the 44th annual South Dakota Jazz Festival in the Johnson Fine Arts Center.


ABERDEEN, S.D.—The 44th annual South Dakota Jazz Festival is taking place with events throughout the day at the Johnson Fine Arts Center, concluding with a concert tonight at 7:30 p.m.


Around 300 students from area and visiting schools are participating in both instrumental and vocal jazz performances. Among the schools represented are Simmons, Holgate, and Aberdeen Central; Groton Area; Jamestown, N.D.; Lisbon, N.D.; Trinity; St. Thomas More in Rapid City; and NSU.

Tickets for tonight’s concert will be available at the door: $7 for adults and $5 for seniors. There is no charge for NSU students or for children high school age and younger. Aberdeen Community Concert Association tickets will also be honored. Tickets can also be purchased at the ACCA office at 1312 Third Ave. S.E. in Aberdeen or online at