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Jared Wright - Artistic Director; Southwest Civic Winds &

Civic Winds Jazz Orchestra

Biography 

Jared Wright, a local Durango Colorado musician serves as the Artistic Director for the Southwest Civic Winds & the Civic Winds Jazz Orchestra. Originally from northern New Mexico, he studied music education at Fort Lewis College and focuses mainly on jazz education and performance. Integrating a broad range of musical styles, including symphonic wind band performance, jazz, funk, blues, classical, rock, and Latin, he enjoys teaching and performing with people from all backgrounds. Jared has served as the choir director at First United Methodist Church of Durango, and currently serves as the choir director for Christ the King Lutheran Church in Durango. In addition to performing with the Southwest Civic Winds, Jared also performs regularly with many groups in the Durango and Four Corners area.

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Photo courtesy of Dallas Padoven Photography

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