NIU Jazz Ensemble Wows in Columbus Day Parade

The award-winning NIU Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Professor Ron Carter, performed on a float during Chicago's very popular Columbus Day Parade.

A video of the band in the parade is available here, and the band appears at the 14:20 mark (it is possible to skip ahead to that point). We're thinking the announcer had Columbus on his mind when he announced the band as being from Northern Italian University...but otherwise, the band played as spectacularly as usual to great crowd response.

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