Winter JazzFest concert showcases blues, jazz, swing

Published by Concordia University, Nebraska 5 years ago on Mon, Nov 23, 2015 10:42 AM
Both band and vocal performers participate in Concordia’s annual winter JazzFest concert, scheduled this year for Dec. 11, 2015, on campus.

The annual winter JazzFest concert, celebrating the style of blues, jazz, and swing music, is Dec. 11, 2015, at 7 p.m. in Weller Hall auditorium at Concordia.

The Vocal Jazz Choir and Jazz Band will perform during the concert. The Vocal Jazz Choir will perform multiple pieces from the 1960s including the hits “Happy Together,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing” and “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again.”

The Jazz Band will present, among others, “Backrow Politics” by Gordon Goodwin and “Walkin’ and Swingin’” by Mary Lou Williams, as well as other pieces like “Loose Lid Special” by Sy Oliver, “Tin Roof Blues” by the New Orleans Rhythm Kings and “Brass Roots” by Don Sebesky.

Students participating in the concert include (alphabetical by state, city, last name):

  • Jacob Fink, sophomore, Long Beach, Calif., Jazz Choir
  • Ryan Gross, senior, Riverside, Calif., playing the trumpet in Jazz Band
  • David Krueger, freshman, Aurora, Colo., playing the saxophone in Jazz Band
  • Meredith Locke, sophomore, Winter Haven, Fla., Jazz Choir
  • Jacob Henson, senior, Herrin, Ill., Jazz Choir
  • Matthew Kortze, freshman, Rockford, Ill., playing the drums in Jazz Band and participating in Jazz Choir
  • Jonathan Grant, freshman, Waterloo, Ill., playing the trumpet in Jazz Band
  • Josh Wudtke, senior, Collinsville, Ill., playing the drums in Jazz Band
  • Jennifer Reynolds, senior, Fort Wayne, Ind., playing the trumpet in Jazz Band and participating in Jazz Choir
  • Charity Espinosa, sophomore, Clarinda, Iowa, playing the trombone in Jazz Band
  • Kaleb Weinkauf, freshman, Basehor, Kan., playing the saxophone in Jazz Band
  • Molly Goltl, sophomore, Wichita, Kan., playing the saxophone in Jazz Band
  • Austin Theriot, junior, Lake Charles, La., Jazz Choir
  • Josiah Schultz, freshman, Bay City, Mich., playing the trombone in Jazz Band
  • Charlotte Mueller, junior, Frankenmuth, Mich., playing the saxophone in Jazz Band
  • Emily Sievert, sophomore, Frankenmuth, Mich., Jazz Choir
  • Benjamin Hayter, junior, Concordia, Mo., Jazz Choir
  • Vanessa Marsh, freshman, Concordia, Mo., Jazz Choir
  • Karl Rovey, senior, Springfield, Mo., playing the trumpet in Jazz Band
  • Talitha Elbert, senior, Albuquerque, N.M., Jazz Choir
  • Megan Sparling, senior, Columbus, Neb., playing the piano in Jazz Band and participating in Jazz Choir
  • Grace Kohnke, freshman, Lincoln, Neb., playing the saxophone in Jazz Band
  • Clara Rich, senior, Lincoln, Neb., Jazz Choir
  • Paul Nelson, junior, Norfolk, Neb., playing the bass in Jazz Band
  • Micah Most, freshman, Ogallala, Neb., Jazz Choir
  • Lydia Jeppesen, freshman, Pleasant Dale, Neb., playing the piano and trumpet in Jazz Band
  • Alberto Barrientos, freshman, Austin, Texas, playing the bass in Jazz Band
  • Mikayla Eifert, sophomore, Houston, Texas, playing the trombone in Jazz Band