Jazz on the Upper Great Plains Festival

The 48th Annual Festival

The Augustana University Northlanders Jazz Band, along with middle and high school bands from three states, will perform during the 48th Annual Jazz on the Upper Great Plains Festival, on Feb. 27-28, 2023, at Augustana's Hamre Recital Hall in the Fryxell Humanities Center.

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Jazz Fest

Featured Performer & Clinician

Paige Caroleen WroblePaige Caroleen Wroble

Paige Caroleen Wroble was the featured vocalist with the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force, the Airmen of Note from September 2003 to January 2022. A performer well-versed in many styles, and classically trained, Wroble currently showcases her diverse skill set as featured vocalist with the Concert Band, The United States Air Force Band, Washington, D.C. She is a native of Broadalbin, N.Y.

A gifted instructor, Wroble has intermittently maintained a private vocal studio in her home and has shared her love of music and performance with high school, college and university students worldwide through master classes, coaching sessions and clinics, both virtual and in-person. When her schedule permits, Wroble can also be found performing freelance musical engagements throughout the National Capital Region.

Wroble's career highlights include performing at the funeral services for President Ronald Reagan, the opening of Washington, D.C.'s World War II Memorial and giving numerous performances for her beloved Honor Flight DFW. Additionally, Wroble has performed before four sitting United States Presidents and numerous world leaders. She's shared the stage with such jazz and popular music greats as Tierney Sutton, Karrin Allyson, Duffy Jackson, Butch Miles, Ron Carter, Phil Woods, Kirk Whalum, Rufus Reid, Melinda Doolittle, Bobby Caldwell, Jo Dee Messina, Lee Greenwood, NY Voices, Cyrus Chestnut and Al Jarreau.

Wroble resides in northern Virginia with her daughter, their two entitled cats and the world's most mellow German shepherd.