Unlicensed Syncopation and Jazz Ensemble to Host Joint Concert
Feb. 23, 2018
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois Wesleyan University’s Unlicensed Syncopation and Jazz Ensemble will present a joint concert on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Westbrook Auditorium
in Presser Hall (1210 N. Park St., Bloomington). The event is free and open to the
Unlicensed Syncopation is IWU’s vocal jazz ensemble led by visiting instructor of
music education Andrew Dahan. The group’s setlist will include pieces such as: “Watch
Me Walk Away” by Alyssa Allgood and Hank Mobley, arranged by Andrew Dahan; “Dobbin’s
Flowery Vale,” a traditional Irish air and reel song, arranged by Matti Kallio; and
“Sing a Song of Song” by Kenny Garrett, arranged by Kerry Marsh.
The IWU Jazz Ensemble, conducted by professor Glenn Wilson, will play music by Billy
Strayhorn, George Gershwin, Bill Evans, Ahmad Jamal and many more well-known jazz
composers. The two groups will then round out the night together with a performance
of “Harold’s House of Jazz” by Richie Cole, David Lahm, Kelly Kunz and Amanda Taylor.
Both premier jazz groups, comprised of elite music students under rigorous instruction,
are key components of the IWU music program. Collectively, they have been invited
to perform at various music events in the surrounding area, have played alongside
distinguished guest artists and have toured internationally.
For additional information, please contact the School of Music at (309) 556-3061.
By Rachel McCarthy ‘21