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The Longwood Governing Board is proud to present the Longwood Jazz Dinner in the Round which is scheduled for Saturday, November 24 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. We are planning a spectacular evening featuring a cocktail/hors d'oeuvres hour with a silent auction, followed by a seated chateaubriand dinner with wine, and jazz played by the renowned Larry Panella Quartet. This unusual musical event gives you the opportunity to experience Longwood in a magical way. We will begin the evening in the finished basement with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction. There will be a live auction with the entertaining Rusty Jenkins along with dinner and music held in the great octagonal rotunda on the second floor. Award-winning journalist Campbell Brown will be giving a tribute to honor her grandmother, Alma Dale Campbell, a grand dame of the Pilgrimage Garden Club.
Larry Panella has performed with numerous artists and entertainers including The Phil Collins Big Band, The Woody Herman Orchestra, Natalie Cole, Steve Allen, Nelson Riddle, and Frank Sinatra Jr., and the famed 1 O'Clock Jazz Lab Band when he received his bachelor of music from the University of North Texas. Larry earned his master of music from Northern Illinois University. He serves on the faculty of The University of Southern Mississippi as an associate professor of music and director of the jazz studies program.
Campbell Brown has written op-eds for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. She has covered stories around the world and hosted the nightly news program for CNN. She was White House Correspondent for NBC and was recognized for her political coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign. Brown was chosen to moderate and direct questions at two of the Presidential Debates during the 2008 election. Campbell has interviewed world leaders, including the last 3 sitting presidents.