IWU Halloween Concert to feature Jazz Ensemble and Unlicensed Syncopation
Oct. 20, 2015
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University’s Jazz Ensemble and vocal group Unlicensed
Syncopation both will perform a concert of rock, pop and “funk” covers at the popular
Jazz Halloween Concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 in Westbrook Auditorium.
The concert is free and open to the public, and will feature music by Radiohead, The
Beatles, Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder, and more, as well as a special joint performance
between the two groups. Performers will appear in costume. Concertgoers are encouraged
to come in costume as well, with prizes for the most creative costumes.
Unlicensed Syncopation, directed by Visiting Professor of Music Andrew Dahan, was
started last year after students expressed an interest in forming a vocal jazz group.
Dahan has said that the main focus of the group is on contemporary commercial style,
which helps the group’s members to become well-rounded musicians.
The Jazz Ensemble, directed by Assistant Professor of Music Timothy Pitchford, focuses
on the jazz classics, and is comprised of both music and non-music majors. They have
toured around the world, with more recent trips to Nashville, New York, Italy and