The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is home to over 50 private music lesson students and three youth jazz combos: the Duke, Dizzy and Miles Combos. A number of MCA private music students and combos will entertain audiences at two upcoming performances that are both free and open to the public.

The first performance will feature The Duke Jazz Combo and a variety of private music lesson musicians at Figliulo Recital Hall in the Saint Mary’s Performance Center, at 4pm on Sunday, Feb. 28th.

Jazz enthusiasts will not want to miss the last opportunity of the school year to hear all three Jazz Combos play at Jefferson’s Pub & Grill on Sunday, March 6th at 4pm. This event is sure to be a packed house just as other performance this year have been at Acoustic Café in December and Wellington’s Pub & Grill earlier this month.

MCA Music Division programs are made possible by the Slaggie Family Foundation, the Hiawatha Education Foundation, and by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. For more information about MCA visit: or call 507-453-5500.