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A smiling Del Lyren is shown holding his Electronic Wind Instrument (EWI) that he will take along when he joins the tour of the Dave Matthews Band this summer. MONTE DRAPER | PIONEER PHOTO

Jazz experience life-changing for Bemidji State professor

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BEMIDJI - Next month, Del Lyren, professor of music at Bemidji State University, will fly to Indianapolis to join the Dave Matthews Band, stay in the same hotel as the group and learn first-hand what it is like to be a professional musician in a world-class ensemble.


Lyren will travel on a bus with trumpet player Rashawn Ross and shadow him during rehearsals and performances.

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