A Night of Wesleyan Jazz: Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble
Friday, April 24th, 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall, Free Admission
The Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra, directed by Jay Hoggard, and The Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, directed by Noah Baerman, perform an exciting program of classic jazz compositions.
Dedicated to the memory of David Harris ’08.
Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio: Master of the Jazz Organ, Also featuring the Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra.
Saturday, April 25th, 8pm in Crowell Concert Hall, $6 Dollars for Wesleyan Students
Dr. Lonnie Smith is a master of the jazz organ, commanding a worldwide fan-base, and is considered a forefather of acid jazz. He has played with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Grover Washington, Lou Donaldson, and many other jazz greats. Smith has recorded on over 70 albums, including tribute albums to Hendrix and Coltrane. Co-sponsored by the Office of Affirmative Action, Office of Diversity and Strategic Partnerships, and Music Department.