MSUM Jazz groups had a successful trip to the 2010 Eau Claire Jazz Festival this past weekend taking four out of seven awards possible.

• MSUM Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of  Allen Carter, received third place.

• Tri-College Combo II, under the direction of Simon Rowe, received second place.

• Tri-College Combo I, under the direction of Nick Fryer, received first place and an award for “Best Soloist” going to Chris Schuster (NDSU).

Don’t miss the now award-winning MSUM Jazz Ensemble this Thursday, April 22 with Jazz Trumpeter Marvin Stamm at 7:30 p.m. in the Hansen Theatre.