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Dinner, Jazz On Tap at Annual Harper Summer Event

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Erin Brooks, Harper College

A barbecue chicken dinner will be served with a side of sweet jazz this week at Harper College's Dinner and Jazz Concert -- an annual outdoor tradition featuring a buffet with all the summertime fixings and, this year, a performance by the Ken Spurr Jazz Quartet.

The 42nd edition of the event will start with dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 20, outside the Student Center (Building A) on the College's main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.

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The buffet will include chicken, pasta, corn on the cob, salads, watermelon and a cookie. The concert will feature pianist Spurr -- a Harper instructor -- and the rest of his group performing a variety of standard and contemporary jazz selections by Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and more.

Tickets are $6.50 for general admission and $3 for children; those six and under are admitted free.

Contact the Box Office at 847.925.6100 or visit

In case of rain, the event will be held inside Building A.

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