News Release

Jazz Band Concert on Saturday, March 5

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Monday, February 29, 2016

The Jazz Band will be presenting a spring concert on Saturday, March 5, 2016, at 7:30pm in the Kiehle Auditorium.  The concert will feature Andy Cresap (in photo) on trumpet and will be free and open to the public.  The concert will also feature U of M Crookston students and Crookston High School students as soloists throughout the evening.Andy Cresap

Biography of Andy Cresap

Andy Cresap was born and raised in Minot, N.D. He earned an undergraduate degree in music performance from Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minn., and attended graduate school at the University of North Texas (UNT).  While at UNT, Andy performed in many ensembles, including the six-time Grammy nominated, One O’Clock Lab Band.  He has appeared with artists Aretha Franklin, Skip Martin, Wayne Bergeron, Stockton Helbing, Dennis Diblasio, Frank Greene, and Steve Wiest. Andy is currently a freelance musician in Las Vegas and is a member of the band for the R&B vocal group, Boyz II Men.

Cresap’s appearance is sponsored by the Liberal Arts & Education Department and Concerts and Lectures at the U of M Crookston 

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 34 bachelor's degree programs, 22 minors, and 39 areas of emphasis on campus as well as 14 degree programs entirely online.  These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit


TJ Chapman
Liberal Arts and Education Department