Jazz Ensemble to Present Superhero-Themed Halloween Concert
Oct. 24, 2014
Craving some jazz music along with your Halloween candy? The Illinois Wesleyan School
of Music’s Jazz Ensemble will present their popular Halloween concert Oct. 31 at 7:30
p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall. This year’s concert features a superhero
theme, and is free and open to the public.
“The IWU Jazz Ensemble Halloween concert will feature the most swinging, funky, bluesy
and overall spooktacular music the Twin Cities has to offer on Friday night,” said
conductor Timothy Pitchford, assistant professor of music. “Come in costume as your
favorite superhero and enjoy the MARVELous student musicians we have at Illinois Wesleyan.”
The program includes: “One-Two-Three” by Greg Yasinitsky, “JJ’s Friends” by David
Caffey, “The Cheese That Time Forgot” by Dan Gailey, “Emily” composed by Johnny Mandel
and Johnny Mercer and arranged by Bill Rogers, and “Some Skunk Funk” composed by Randy
Brecker and arranged by Mark Taylor.
The performance will feature the following soloists: Matt Mason ’16 of Lincoln, Ill.
(piano), J.J. Novak ’16 of Park Ridge, Ill. (alto), Sam Aronson ’15 of Highland Park,
Ill. (tenor), Robby Kuntz ’18 of Bloomington, Ill. (drums), Greg Goeden ’15 of Batavia,
Ill. (trumpet), Zach Silver ’18 of Vernon Hills, Ill. (bass), Zach Siegel ’15 of La
Grange, Ill. (trombone), Andy Seidel ’15 of Flossmoor, Ill. (trombone), Natalie Howard
’15 of Aurora, Ill. (vocal), Bethany Salm ’15 of Normal, Ill. (vocal), Guillame Kirsch
’18 of New Orleans (baritone), and Shaun Schaefers ’16 of Aurora, Ill. (trumpet).