School of Music to Present Jazz Lab Ensemble Concert

April 14, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music’s Jazz Lab Ensemble will present a concert on Saturday April 18, 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: Satin Dolls (arranged by Sammy Nestico), My Funny Valentine (arranged by Dave Wolpe), God Bless’ the Child (arranged by Herzog & Holiday), Portrait, Tom Cat, I Stayed Too Long at the Fair, (arranged by Bill Barnes) and On A Clear Day (arranged by Tom Dossett).

The following IWU seniors will be featured throughout the concert: Don Killinger playing Santa Claus Blues, on bass trombone; Meaghan Collins playing What’ll I Do, on trumpet; and Christy Verhelst singing On a Clear Day.

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 teach students jazz directing techniques. The literature for the ensemble includes music from all big band styles, with an emphasis on the jazz classics.

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

Contact: Kimberly Stabosz ‘09 (309) 556-3181