Jazz Lab Band to Perform Spring Concert

April 4, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University’s Jazz Lab Band will perform their annual spring concert on Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.   The performance, which will be held in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall (1210 Park St., Bloomington), is free and open to the public. 

The concert program will include “Jumpin’ at the Woodside” and “M-Squad” by Count Basie, “C-Jam Blues (Ala Mambo!)” by Duke Ellington,  “The Way You Look Tonight” by Fields and Kern, and “Embraceable You” by George and Ira Gershwin, among others.

Featured senior musicians will be: Shannon Baumer, alto saxophone; Mandy Compton, vocals; Tom Fairbairn, guitar and Kate Tombaugh, piano.  Also being highlighted during the performance are: sophomore Daniel Chang, tenor saxophone; first-year student Cathy Frisbie, trumpet; junior Aaron Karch, trombone; first-year student Steve Kutschke, drums; junior Rich Patenaude, trumpet; first-year student Carter Schultz, bass; first-year student Mark Steiner, alto saxophone and sophomore Gary Weisenberger, trumpet.

IWU's Jazz Lab Band, which is open to student musicians of all majors, practices weekly and performs once each semester.  Lab Band members are encouraged to broaden their musical horizons by learning a secondary instrument or conducting to gain experience in leading an ensemble.

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

Contact: Rebecca Welzenbach, (309) 556-3181