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Viking Spotlight: Justine Bodek '11

Bodek is currently the president of the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival

Justine Bodek, class of 2011, is a music and chorus teacher for grades K-4 in Malden. She has also been a driving force to bring the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival back for an all-day live event on Saturday, August 19 at the Salem Willows.

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Bodek graduated from Salem State University as a music major, with a minor in educational studies. 

"The community in the music department at Salem State made those four years some of the best in my life." Bodek shared. 

Learn more about the music department at Salem State.

The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival 

The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides live music and educational opportunities to the North Shore community. 

The festival has a rich history of world class musicians, and raises money for local music education on Boston's North Shore. This year's festival returns to the Salem Willows for a one day event with music from the Salem High School Jazz Band, BT ALC Big Band, Diane Blue All Stars, TapRoots, and Krewe de Skunk, as well as free workshops where you can learn new skills like hoop dancing and bucket drumming!

Come for the music, and stay for the beer garden and vendor fair, both featuring local brewers and artists.

Learn more about the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival.

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