Jazz Ensemble Halloween Concert

Oct. 27, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –On Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. the musicians of the Illinois Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble will take the stage in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall (1210 N. Park St., Bloomington) to perform their annual Jazz Ensemble Halloween Concert. With the performers dressed in costume, audience members will witness a variety of characters onstage, including Captain Underpants playing the saxophone.

The concert is free and open to the public. Those attending are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes to add to the seasonal atmosphere. There will be a costume contest during intermission and the winners will receive prizes.

The program includes solos by Ini-Obong Essien on tenor saxophone playing John Coltrane’s Central Park and Gabe Stillman on alto saxophone playing an arrangement of All of Me by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks. In addition, special guest and guitarist John Laughlin will be featured alongside Stillman playing an arrangement of Radiohead’s Bodysnatchers.

Vocalist Jordan Pettis will compliment Eissen’s performance of an arrangement of Who Can I Turn To by Leslie Briccusse and Anthony Newley as well as Phil Lewis’ piano performance of an arrangement of My Ship by Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin.

Other works to be performed will include Readymix by Bill Holman, The Blues Machine by Sammy Nestico, Papiro by Michael Phillip Mossman, and arrangements of (It’s Just) Talk by Pat Metheny, Moanin by Charles Mingus, and Harlem Airshaft by Duke Ellington.

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

Contact: Natalya Grabavoy, ‘13 (309) 556-3181univcomm@iwu.edu