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Mark O'Connor will not be just fiddling around in Juneau / Juneau Empire Q&A

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Mark O'Connor, the three-time Grammy Award-winner will close out the 33rd annual Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival with the O'Connor Band at at Centennial Hall and will be part of a free jam on Friday, May 17 at TK Maguire's Lounge. The O'Connor Band which is a foot-tapping, twangy bluegrass outfit that includes O'Connor's son, wife and daughter-in-law. The 57-year-old virtuoso is an accomplished classical musician with a jazz background in addition to being a hell of a fiddle player.

O'Connor took time to answer some questions from the Capital City Weekly ahead of both his festival-closing concert and jam session.   READ THE Juneau Empire Q&A       (Courtesy Photo | Jim McGuire)