Enjoy an evening of jazz featuring the incredibly talented tight harmonies of the Jazz Vocal Ensemble and their special guest vocalist, Earnest Alexander, along with the swingin’ big band sounds of Jazz Ensemble II Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. The Jazz Vocal Ensemble, now in its fourth year, has a rapidly growing fan base and is receiving critical acclaim as they prepare for a performance at the national Jazz Education Network conference in Atlanta Jan. 5, 2013.
Special guest and Friends University alumnus Earnest Alexander will join the group in performing “Thankful,” a Jonny Lang blues-gospel song arranged for the group by their director, Craig Curry. The second half of the concert will feature the big band Jazz Ensemble II under the direction of Lisa Hittle, and both groups will combine for a rousing conclusion with the swing classic “Sing, Sing, Sing.”
The concert will be held in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for seniors and students and can be purchased online or by calling the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677.