School of Music to Host Jazz Ensemble Senior Night Concert

February 25, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music’s Jazz Ensemble will present a concert honoring their graduating senior musicians on Friday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m.  The performance will take place in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall (1210 Park St., Bloomington) and is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Thomas W. Streeter, professor of music and director of the jazz program at Illinois Wesleyan, the Jazz Ensemble will perform: “Things Ain’t What They Use to Be” (arranged by Mark Taylor), “Little Girl Blue” (arranged by Frank Mantooth), “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” (arranged by Nelson Riddle), “Speak Low” (arranged by Tom Kubis), “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” (arranged by Frank Mantooth), “Apple Strudel and Cheese,” “The Nearness of You” (arranged by John Clayton), “135B Chiswick,” “For Once In My Life” (arranged by Tom Dossett), “Stapes,” “Lazy Day” and “Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise” (arranged by Dave Wolpe).

The following IWU seniors will be featured throughout the concert: Stuart Seale, on piano; Kyle Charles, on tenor saxophone; Josh Ziemann, on drums; Aaron Karch, on trombone; Lindsay Gross, on bass trombone; Brent Bogen, on alto saxophone; Aaron Hays, on trombone; Tom Fairbairn, on guitar; and Ted Nichols, on flugelhorn and trumpet.

Justin Barber, on flugelhorn, Dan George, on vocal and Sara Ghadiri, on bass, will also be featured.

The IWU Jazz Ensemble is open to all students of the University by audition. Liberal arts students are encouraged to play side by side with their music major peers. The ensemble has performed in concerts throughout the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Italy, and the Caribbean.

For more information regarding the concert or the Jazz Ensemble, contact the Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music Office at (309) 556- 3061.

Contact: Kimberly Stabosz, ’09 (309) 556-3181