Jazz Ensemble’s Halloween Concert

2013 Jazz Ensemble Halloween Poster

Oct. 16, 2013               

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— On Saturday, October 26, The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music Jazz Ensemble will present the annual Halloween Concert. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall (1210 N. Park St., Bloomington).

Special guests include Dick Kelley, assistant professor of saxophone and jazz studies at Southern Illinois University, and Jonathan Beckett, musician and educator, both on tenor saxophone. The ensemble is under the direction of Timothy Pitchford, Illinois Wesleyan assistant professor of music.

This year, the concert will feature a total of 12 performances, 10 of which are from Benny Carter’s “Kansas City Suite.” The intermission will consist of an Oz Costume Contest, with prizes.

Andy Seidel (‘15) will perform a solo of Carter’s “Sunset Glow” on trombone. Seidel will play “Passeo Promenade” as a duet with Kelley. He will also perform with Cathryn Volk (‘15), piano, and Kelley for “Miss Missouri.” Volk will also perform “Vine Street Rumble” with Kelley and “Blue Five Jive” with J.J. Novak (‘16) on alto saxophone and Shaun Schaefers (‘16) on trumpet.

Other performances from “Kansas City Suite” include “Katy-Do,” with Kelley and Greg Goeden (‘15) on trumpet, “Jackson County Jubilee,” with Kelley and Zachary Taylor (‘16), trumpet, “Meetin’ Time,” a solo by Schaefers, “Rompin’ at the Reno,” performed by Beckett and Schaefers, and “Wiggle Walk,” with Kelley, Schaefers and Zach Siegel (‘15) on trombone.

The program will also include “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” a McHugh/Fields composition arranged by Carter, with Nicole Chamberlin (‘14) on vocals and Volk on piano. Chamberlin will also perform with Beckett on “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” composed by Arlen/Harburg and arranged by Pitchford.

For additional information, contact the School of Music Office at (309) 556-3061.

Contact: Tia Patsavas ’16 (309) 556-3181, univcomm@iwu.edu