An array of student jazz ensembles, directed by the College’s jazz studies faculty, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in Wentz Concert Hall. Each term, student jazz vocalists and instrumentalists present “A Great Evening of Jazz” and display their improvisational and musical talents. Tickets are $5/adults, $3/students and senior citizens either the day of or in advance of the show; call 630-637-SHOW (7469).
The Jazz Studies program presents its spring Great Evening of Jazz at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, and the Women’s Chorale will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20. Both concerts will take place in Wentz Concert Hall. A Great Evening of Jazz will feature Jazz Combos and Chamber Jazz Ensembles led by John McLean, Mitch Paliga, Jack Mouse, Doug Scharf and Frank Caruso; the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Janice Borla; the NCC Big Band and the Jazz Trombone Group under the direction of T.S.
Faculty and staff can take advantage of special pricing to experience prolific jazz pianist and composer Chick Corea with vibraphonist Gary Burton Saturday, April 10. Corea (photo) and Burton are each multiple Grammy Award-winning artists who, when they collaborate, “a kind of logic and magic happens.” Purchase one ticket and receive $10 off, buy two and receive $25 off, buy four and receive $60 off. Discounts apply to Price Level l tickets only at $75/person. The concert starts at 8 p.m. in Wentz Concert Hall.
The a cappella jazz and pop group Take 6 comes to Wentz Concert Hall for a performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20. The fine arts department has announced a 25 percent discount in ticket prices for faculty and staff. New prices are $30 and $23; call 630-637-SHOW (7469) to reserve your seat.
With its roots in gospel, doo-wop and the sophisticated jazz-influenced singing groups of mid-century America (such as the Hi-Los), Take 6 is both a throwback to an earlier, more genteel era of American music and a precursor for a number of black male pop groups of the 1990s, most notably Boyz II Men.
T.S. Galloway, jazz trombonist and lecturer of music, and Doug Scharf, jazz trumpeter and lecturer of music, were in Washington, D.C., with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra to play for the 32nd annual Kennedy Center Awards Gala on Dec. 6, honoring Mel Brooks, Dave Brubeck, Grace Bumbry, Robert DiNiro and Bruce Springsteen.
Mitch Paliga, jazz saxophonist and lecturer of music, joined the Lt. Dan Band, led by actor Gary Sinise of “CSI: NY” and Forrest Gump fame, to perform for the troops in Afghanistan during the Thanksgiving holiday. More