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Halloween Concert

A student performs in the 2009 Jazz Ensemble Halloween concert.

Jazz Ensemble Halloween Concert

Oct. 20, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The night before Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 30, costumed creatures will fill Presser Hall carrying their instruments instead of treat bags. These masked players are IWU students who will perform their annual Jazz Ensemble Halloween Concert on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall  (1210 N. Park St., Bloomington).

The concert is free and open to the public. All interested in attending are encouraged to wear their own Halloween costumes to add to the atmosphere of the season. There will be a costume contest mid-way through the program and the winners will be given prizes.

The program will feature a duet with graduating senior Sara Ghadiri on bass and senior Kristina Dakis on tenor saxophone. The two will play John LaBarbara’s Pythodd Fellows. Also featured will be junior Jacob Basaillon on drums in the work Back Home Again in Indiana by Macdonald and Hanley and junior Jeff Kutschke on the alto saxophone in the work Prelude to a Kiss by Duke Ellington.

Junior vocalist Jordan Pettis will compliment the ensemble when they play I Got It Bad by Duke Ellington and New York New York by John Kander and Fred Ebb.

Other works on the program include such well-known jazz pieces as Ya Gotta Try and Prime Time by Sammy Nestico, Naima by John Coletrane, Horn or Puente by Gordon Goodwin, Take the “A” Train by Duke Ellington and The Way You Look Tonight by Fields and Kern.

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

Contact: Jessica Hinterlong ‘11, (309) 556-3181