Friends University to present Jazz Combo Showcase – Contraface Concert March 14

Wichita, KS- Friends University will present its Jazz Combo Showcase March 14 at 7:30 p.m.
This year’s showcase will feature special guest artist, trumpet Pete Hittle. Hittle was a band director in Iowa for most of his career, but is currently living and playing trumpet in New Orleans and the surrounding area.

There will also be three student combos, and a visit from the Friends University Faculty Jazz Quartet.

The concert is themed the “Contrafact Concert.” A jazz contrafact is a new musical composition written over the harmony of a jazz standard. Some of these new melodies were written by faculty and students, and some are by jazz masters.

The showcase will take place in Sebits Auditorium, Riney Fine Arts Center on the Friends University campus at 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, Kan. Ticket prices are $6 for adults, and $3 for seniors and students.

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.