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Jazz Lab and Symphonic Winds to Perform

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois Wesleyan University’s Jazz Lab Ensemble and Symphonic Winds will present a joint concert on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. in Presser Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Directed by Adjunct Instructor in the School of Music Glenn Wilson, the Jazz Lab Ensemble is comprised of both music and non-music majors on any instrument, and performs many styles of jazz music. The group will perform Ornette Coleman’s “Turnaround,” Miles Davis’ “Solar,” Herbie Hancock’s “Maiden Voyage,” Joe Henderson’s “Blue Bossa,” Thelonious Monk’s “In Walked Bud” and Joe Zawinul’s “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy.”

Conducted by Adjunct Instructor in the School of Music Jason Gardner, the Symphonic Winds will perform: Michael Colgrass’ “Old Churches,” Gustav Holst’s “First Suite in E-Flat for Military Band,” Theresa Martin’s “Radiance,” Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Sea Songs” and Dana Wilson’s “Shortcut Home.” The group is comprised of approximately 50 music and non-music majors and performs a variety of sophisticated and challenging concert band repertoire in several concerts throughout the year, both on campus and in the Bloomington-Normal area.

By Vi Kakares ’20