Jazz Groups to Present Night of Jazz
March 29, 2016
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The IWU Jazz Quintet and the Jazz Ensemble will present their
final concert of the year on April 18 at 8 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium. The concert
is free and open to the public.
The Quintet will feature original arrangements and compositions by Miles Davis, The
Beach Boys, Jaco Pastorius, and student Adam Wax ’18. Minji Will ’19 will join Wax
on Billy Strayhorn’s “Lush Life.”
The Jazz Ensemble will present a program of iconic big band music by composers and
arrangers John Clayton, Maria Schneider, Bill Holman, Tom Kubis, Michael Philip Mossman
and Thad Jones. Trumpeter Shaun Schaefers ’16 will present a tribute to American jazz
cornetist and composer Bix Beiderbecke. The concert will also include a special performance
by Assistant Professor of Music Tim Pitchford with the Jazz Ensemble trombone and
rhythm sections. Pitchford directs both the Jazz Quintet and Jazz Ensemble.
By Emily Phelps ’19