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Monika Herzig & Friends

February 16, 2010
Bloomington, Indiana --

artsweekMonika Herzig & Friends and ArtsWeek
Nature Songs & All That Jazz

Sunday, February 21, 2010, 2pm
Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
Admission Free

Indiana University's SPEA Arts Administration Program is pleased to announce its faculty member, Monika Herzig, will be one of the Bloomington Jazz Musicians whose musical compositions will be featured in the Nature Songs & All That Jazz event at the Monroe County Public Library Auditorium on Sunday, February 21, 2010.  The showcase, presented by ArtsWeek will feature nature poems which will come alive through readings and in songs composed by artists like Herzig. The poems, written by students throughout Bloomington Elementary Schools, range in a variety of themes from seasons to animals to recycling and enjoying nature's beauty. Performing the poems will be Tom Clark (saxes), Peter Kienle (bass), Dan Deckard (drums), Curtis Cantwell Jackson (voice), and readings by favorite storyteller Arbutus Cunningham.  All of the poems will be available to read.  The program is supported by a grant from Arts Week and is free to the public.  Everyone is invited to meet the authors during a reception following the concert.

Herzig is an Owl Studios Recording Artist and her extensive touring schedule includes stops from Alabama to Japan.  Her groups have opened for acts such as Sting, Tower of Power, and Yes, and her music has been featured in USA Today.  She is current president of Jazz from Bloomington. More info at

ABOUT ARTSWEEK 2010 - ArtsWeek, an Indiana University-Bloomington community winter arts festival, is hosting its 26th annual celebration from February 18 - 28, 2010.  ArtsWeek brings the city's many arts organizations together with performers and artists from the Bloomington campus for new events, enhanced performances, and presentations of new works.  The theme for ArtsWeek 2010, "Art and the Environment" interprets a broad range of art, including global climate and physical surroundings, as well as environments of sound, interior design and architecture.  

For more information on ArtsWeek 2010, go to