School of Music to Present Jazz Lab Ensemble Concert
April 11, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music’s Jazz Lab Ensemble
will present a concert on Saturday April 19, 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: “Nostalgia In Times
Square” (arranged by Sy Johnson), “The Way We Were” (arranged by John Higgins), “Almost
Like Being in Love” (arranged by Lennie Niehaus), “Crazy Rhythm” (arranged by Frank
Mantooth), “Girl Talk,” “Power Surge,” “Round Midnight,” “Look for the Silver Lining”
(arranged by Sammy Nelson), “Georgia On My Mind” (arranged by Dave Barduhn), “Center
Line,” “Jelly Roll” (arranged by Sy Johnson), and “Caf Rio” (arranged by Mike Tomaro).
The following IWU seniors will be featured throughout the concert: Dan Czachura, on
baritone saxophone, Katie Harshbarger, on piano and Nicole Valdez, on alto saxophone.
Kristina Dakis, on tenor saxophone, Jamie Burchett, on trombone, Allison Crain on
vocal, Dan Morris on trumpet, Kyle Hoffman, on trumpet, Mark Steiner, on alto saxophone
and Gary Weisenberger, on trumpet.
The IWU Jazz Lab Band 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
emphasis of the ensemble is to develop skills that would make a student informed as
to jazz directing techniques and the choosing of excellent jazz literature. The literature
for the ensemble includes music from all big band styles, with an emphasis on the
For more information regarding the concert or the Jazz Lab Ensemble, contact the Illinois
Wesleyan University School of Music Office at (309) 556- 3061.
Contact: Kimberly Stabosz ‘09 (309) 556-3181