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McNeese Banners Hosts Leif Pedersen’s Jazz ‘n Bossa

Lake Charles will experience a night of new wave and classic jams with Leif Pedersen’s Jazz ‘n Bossa at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16, in McNeese State University’s F.G. Bulber Auditorium as part of the 2019 Banners at McNeese season.     

Audiences are sure to be swept away by a night of classic jazz and Bossa Nova ­– a Brazilian fusion of jazz and samba ­– starring the great Ken Peplowski on clarinet, Chuck Redd on vibes, vocalist Leif Pedersen (previously of the Tommy Dorsey Band), pianist John Mahoney, bassist Ed Wise and featuring special guest, Brazilian jazz guitar sensation Diego Figueiredo. 

Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for students under 18 and free for McNeese and Sowela students with current IDs.

Banners is supported by ticket sales, memberships, corporate sponsors and grants. For more information about the program or tickets, visit the Banners website at or call the Banners office at 337-475-5123.

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-456-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired or by email at