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Ludwig-Musser Continues to Support Elkhart Jazz Festival

Posted on June 17, 2013

For Immediate Release

The 26th Annual Elkhart Jazz Festival begins June 21st and goes until June 23rd, 2013 in downtown Elkhart, Indiana.  Over 100 top jazz musicians from around the country will be performing, including Wynton Marsalis and The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, guitarist John Pizzarelli, clarinetist Dave Bennett and Ludwig’s percussionist Jim Catalano, an Elkhart local. 

Jim CatalanoLudwig-Musser has been a supporter of The Annual Elkhart Jazz Festival since the beginning.  This year, “there are six stages with simultaneous performances and all are equipped again with Ludwig Drums,” said Jim Catalano, Ludwig-Musser Product Manager.  “We are also providing a Musser Vibraphone for this event to showcase the instruments that will soon be manufactured in Elkhart.”

Catalano has played an integral part in all 26 years of The Elkhart Jazz Festival providing Ludwig-Musser drums/vibes equipment, serving on the planning committee and assisting with the talent selection. 

Jim will also be performing this year during the festival.  He is a jazz drummer and vibes player with Truth in Jazz Big Band, VibeNation, Jazz Assemblage Big Band and The Elkhart Municipal Band.  He says, “this is a labor of love.  Elkhart is so blessed to be able to present a BIG CITY jazz festival with top talent. The Elkhart Jazz Fest has grown to be recognized as one of the premier summer jazz festivals in the nation.”

Ludwig-Musser is proud to continue supporting the 26th Annual Elkhart Jazz Festival, a family-friendly event for all music lovers, with many free concerts, ticketed concerts and other activities.


About Conn-Selmer

Conn-Selmer is the leading manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur and professional use under the brand portfolio of Vincent Bach, CG Conn, King, Holton, Selmer, Armstrong, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, Prelude, Galway, Glaesel, Soloist, William & Lewis, Scherl & Roth.  With a focus on quality craftsmanship, innovation and superior musical performance, Conn-Selmer operates U.S.A. production facilities. 

Conn-Selmer is the North American distributor of Selmer Paris woodwinds and Yanagisawa saxophones as well as the global distributor for Jiggs pBone. 

Through its educational program, Conn-Selmer is the industry leader in providing support and advocacy tools tailored to music education.

For more information on the complete line of instruments, services and support available contact Conn-Selmer at P.O. Box 310, Elkhart, IN 46515-0310 U.S.A. or visit www.conn-selmer.com


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