JJC Jazz Band Spring Concert May 6

The Joliet Junior College Jazz Band will perform its annual Spring Jazz Concert on Friday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre on the Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.

The concert begins with special guest the Plainfield North High School Jazz Band. Then, the JJC Jazz Band, led by Charles Morgan, JJC music coordinator and director of bands, will perform a number of jazz songs and arrangements along with several student solos.

The band will perform, “New to Say,” “Samba De Los Iguanas,” and “Blues at Drury” by Rick Stitzel; “The Preacher” by Horace Silver; “First Time Ever” by Les Hooper; “The Defibrillator” by Adrien Re; “Georgia on my Mind” by Hoagy Carmichael; “How Do I Look in Blue” by Johnny Richards; “Sinful Wicked Lady” by Lad McIntosh; and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” by Cole Porter.

Student soloists will include Mark Grossi of Aurora on alto sax; Nancy Lehman of Joliet on tenor saxophone; Janice Murphy of Orland Park on piano; James Stegall of Joliet on percussion; and Jake Cepela of Crest Hill on bass.
Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, non-JJC students, JJC faculty and staff and $2 for JJC students.

The JJC Jazz Band is an instrumental ensemble comprised of students and is open to community members of at least high school age. There is no audition fee and participants may register for course credit or choose to take part for no credit. The group meets on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9:45 p.m. each semester.

For more information, contact the Fine Arts Department at 815-280-2223 or rmonroe@jjc.edu.

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