IWU Jazz Groups to Perform in Concert
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois Wesleyan University’s Jazz Ensemble, vocal jazz ensemble Unlicensed Syncopation and Vocal Jazz Lab Ensemble will perform in concert on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
at Westbrook Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.
Directed by Visiting Head of Music Education and Director of Vocal Jazz Ensembles
John Hamilton and Adjunct Instructor in the School of Music Glenn Wilson, the jazz
groups will play well-known selections such as “Sing, Sing, Sing” by Benny Goodman
and “For Once in My Life” by Stevie Wonder. The lineup will also include big band
charts by Thad Jones, Gerry Mulligan, Charles Mingus and others.
Open to any IWU student, the Vocal Jazz Lab Ensemble helps students with limited experience
build their abilities in sight-singing, jazz style and improvisation. For students
interested in auditioning for a more rigorous program, Unlicensed Syncopation also
provides the opportunity to practice and perform contemporary pieces at least one
concert per semester, with additional performances at vocal jazz festivals both inside
and outside of Illinois.
Illinois Wesleyan’s Jazz Ensemble program, open to all majors, offers a unique opportunity
to grow as a musician and gain valuable experience performing jazz on-campus, around
the world and even internationally.
For additional information, please contact the School of Music at (309) 556-3061.
By Rachel McCarthy ’21