Jazz Ensemble Halloween Concert

Halloween Concert Poster

Oct. 17, 2012           

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – On Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. the Illinois Wesleyan University Jazz Ensemble will perform its annual Halloween Concert, complete with costumed musicians, in the Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall (1210 N. Park St., Bloomington).  The concert is free and open to the public.

The theme of the concert this year is, "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that SCREAM."  A total of 10 performances, separated by an intermission, will be featured this year.  Attendees are highly encouraged to dress in creative costumes to add to the Halloween atmosphere.  During intermission, a costume contest will be held, and prizes will be awarded to the winners.

The program will feature a solo by sophomore Andy Seidel, a music education major from Flossmore, Ill., on trombone performing To You by Thad Jones, as well as a special performance by the IWU Trombone Choir and the Jazz Ensemble's own director, Assistant Professor of Music Tim Pitchford, playing Night in Tunisia by Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Paprelli. The concert will also feature sophomore vocalist Bethany Salm, a voice major from Normal, accompanied by senior Jarrod Hill, an economics major from Springfield, Ill., on the alto saxophone in an arrangement of Girl from Ipanema by Antonio Carlos Jobim.  Also performing will be Andy Seidel on trombone, alongside junior vocalist Jenna Haimes, a music theatre major from Conifer, Colo., in an arrangement of Caught A Touch Of Your Love by Best, Bickhardt, and Keller.

Sophomore Zach Siegel, a music education major from La Grange, Ill., will perform a duet on trombone, with senior Gabe Stillman, a music education major from Milton, Mass., on tenor saxophone in Gunslinging Birds by Charles Mingus. Also to be featured during the program is Greg Goeden, a sophomore music education major from Batavia, Ill., on guitar, with senior Ini-Obong Essien, an accounting major from Belleville, Ill., on tenor saxophone in Thad Jones' Ahunk Ahunk.

Other performances for the evening will include Hava Nice Day by Sammy Nestico, Take No Prisoners by Rick Lawn, and arrangements of Just In Time by Styne, Comden and Green, and I Want You by Horace Silver.

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

Contact: Justin Feng, '15, (309) 556-3181, univcomm@iwu.edu