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Illinois Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble Inauguration Concert
Friday, April 8
8 p.m.
Westbrook Auditorium

The Illinois Wesleyan University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Professor of Music Tom Streeter, will present an Inauguration Concert on Friday, April 8, at 8 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall.

The Jazz Ensemble is building upon a long and illustrious heritage, which has seen the band perform concerts throughout the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom and the Caribbean. The Jazz Ensemble is open to all students of the University by audition. Liberal Arts students are encouraged to play side by side with their music major peers. The emphasis of the ensemble is to develop skills which would make a student competitive in the jazz /commercial playing field, as well as competent in conducting his / her own jazz ensemble. The literature for the ensemble includes the finest music from all big band styles, with an emphasis on the jazz "classics."

The band tours extensively, including performances at Disneyland, Disney World, in Phoenix, Nashville, L.A., Nassau, in the Bahamas, Japan and the United Kingdom. The band has also been featured at numerous jazz festivals and at the Illinois Music Educators Association conferences.

Guest soloists with the band have included Jamey Aebersold, Denis DiBlasio, Jo Pass, Ed Shaughnessy, Bobby Shew and Chris Vadala. The Ensemble has recorded a CD featuring music of the swing era, plus another more recent CD spotlighting the band playing more contemporary literature. The CD’s are available at the IWU Bookstore, the IWU School of Music office, and at our concerts.

The program for the Inauguration Concert, which will also honor senior members of the Ensemble, is below:

Take The 'A' Train

Billy Strayhorn
arr. Don Sebesky

Phil Arquette, trombone; Ted Nichols, trumpet; Luke Gullikson, piano

Little Girl Blue

Rodgers and Hart
arr. Frank Mantooth

*Matt Hendrickson, trombone

Brotherhood of Man

arr. Tony Klatkaf or the Woody Herman Orchestra

Kevin Thommes and Ted Nichols, trumpets

The Diver

Matt Harris

Cory Nelson, tenor saxophone; Phil Krawchuk, bass

Georgia on My Mind

Hoagy Carmichael
arr. Dave Barduhn

Kathryn Lachey, vocal; Kyle Charles, tenor saxophone

Kansas City

Leiber and Stoller
arr. Mark Taylor

Phil Arquette, trombone

Never Will I Marry

Frank Loesser
arr. Don Peistrup

Kyle Charles, tenor saxophone

Drum Song.

Chuck Sayre for the Airmen of Note

Steph Lyon, dxxxxxxxrums

Lover Man

Ramirez & Sherman
arr. Sammy Nestico

*Dan Glade, alto saxophone

It's Alright With Me

Cole Porter
arr. Bill Rogers

Kathryn Lachey, vocal; Cory Nelson, tenor saxophone

Samba Del Gringo

Gordon Goodwin for the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band

Cory Nelson, tenor saxophone; Phil Krawchuk, bass

Magic Flea

Sammy Nestico for the Count Basie Orchestra

Cory Nelson, tenor saxophone

* Graduating senior


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