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Vocal Jazz Group Unlicensed Syncopation to Perform

March 22, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan’s vocal jazz group Unlicensed Syncopation will present “A Wonderful Thought”, an evening of vocal jazz, on April 1. The concert, which is free and open to the public, is part of the festivities surrounding the inauguration of President Eric Jensen.

The performance, which will take place at 8 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium, will feature classic pieces from the swing era, ballads and contemporary pieces in rock and pop. The group’s repertoire includes: Carroll Coates’ London by Night; Berlin’s Cheek to Cheek; Mancini’s Two for the Road; and My Romance and The Lady is a Tramp, both written by Rodgers and Hart.

Unlicensed Syncopation was started in 2014 after students expressed an interest in forming a vocal jazz group. Director Andrew Dahan, visiting professor of music at Illinois Wesleyan, 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.

By Emily Phelps ’19