Jazz Ensemble’s Halloween Concert
Oct. 16, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— On Saturday, October 26, The Illinois Wesleyan University School
of Music Jazz Ensemble will present the annual Halloween Concert. The concert, which
is free and open to the public, will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium
of Presser Hall (1210 N. Park St., Bloomington).
Special guests include Dick Kelley, assistant professor of saxophone and jazz studies
at Southern Illinois University, and Jonathan Beckett, musician and educator, both
on tenor saxophone. The ensemble is under the direction of Timothy Pitchford, Illinois
Wesleyan assistant professor of music.
This year, the concert will feature a total of 12 performances, 10 of which are from
Benny Carter’s “Kansas City Suite.” The intermission will consist of an Oz Costume
Contest, with prizes.
Andy Seidel (‘15) will perform a solo of Carter’s “Sunset Glow” on trombone. Seidel
will play “Passeo Promenade” as a duet with Kelley. He will also perform with Cathryn
Volk (‘15), piano, and Kelley for “Miss Missouri.” Volk will also perform “Vine Street
Rumble” with Kelley and “Blue Five Jive” with J.J. Novak (‘16) on alto saxophone and
Shaun Schaefers (‘16) on trumpet.
Other performances from “Kansas City Suite” include “Katy-Do,” with Kelley and Greg
Goeden (‘15) on trumpet, “Jackson County Jubilee,” with Kelley and Zachary Taylor
(‘16), trumpet, “Meetin’ Time,” a solo by Schaefers, “Rompin’ at the Reno,” performed
by Beckett and Schaefers, and “Wiggle Walk,” with Kelley, Schaefers and Zach Siegel
(‘15) on trombone.
The program will also include “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” a McHugh/Fields
composition arranged by Carter, with Nicole Chamberlin (‘14) on vocals and Volk on
piano. Chamberlin will also perform with Beckett on “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,”
composed by Arlen/Harburg and arranged by Pitchford.
For additional information, contact the School of Music Office at (309) 556-3061.
Contact: Tia Patsavas ’16 (309) 556-3181, firstname.lastname@example.org