The premiere jazz organization of Southeast also will perform at four high schools in the Farmington/Festus, Missouri, area on Thursday, Feb. 25, including North County High School, Hillsboro High School, DeSoto High School and Jefferson R-7 High School.
The Studio Jazz Ensemble will perform four selections at their Elmhurst performance: “Decoupage” by Hank Levy, a chart written for the Stan Kenton jazz orchestra in 5/4 time; “Told You So” by Bill Holman, recorded by the Count Basie orchestra; “Bedouin” by Duke Pearson, recently re-scored and released by Doug DuBoff, and “Better Get Hit In Your Soul” by Charles Mingus. Featured soloists include Steven Watkins (alto sax, flute – senior music performance major), Dustin Haigler (keyboard – junior music performance major), Daniel Atwood (guitar – senior music performance major), Jon Allgeyer (trumpet – junior music performance major) and Matt Flanagan (trombone – junior music performance major).
The band will perform at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, in the Hammerschmidt Chapel on the Elmhurst College campus. Admission to this event is free.