The "Akakaze Quartet" is a student jazz combo from the University of Arkansas. ("Akakaze" is a Native American word for Arkansas) They entered the 11th Annual Bucharest International Jazz Competition and have been selected as semi-finalists! They need to raise money to travel to Romania to compete in the Finals of the competition. At the Finals they will perform at three different venues for the opportunity to play for the Awards Night on May 20th. All four members are University of Arkansas music students and past scholarship recipients of the Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society. The Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society has agreed to donate additional funds to support this endeavor! We will need these fund as soon as possible so they can book flights and hotels rooms. The final competition is set for this May 13th-20th, in Bucharest, Romania.
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The Akakaze Quartet is thankful to all donors no matter the amount given. They believe they have a good chance of bringing home an award back to Arkansas - Go Hogs!