Meet new Friends University Jazz Faculty in concert, August 27

Wichita, Kan. – Friends University Jazz Department will present a live recital Friday, August 27, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. in Sebits Auditorium. The concert will showcase the Friends University Faculty Quintet consisting of new jazz program director, Dr. Nick Schroeder (trumpet), as well as Randy Zellers (guitar), John Goering (piano), Renea Abdallah (bass) and Andy Slater (drums).

“The jazz faculty at Friends University is a stellar group of musicians and we want to highlight each individuals’ most inspiring qualities,” said Dr. Schroeder.

Dr. Schroeder came to Friends after an eight-year stint as the Director of Jazz Studies for Hutchinson Community College. Although new as a full-time faculty member, Dr. Schroeder is not a first-timer in the Friends University community. Since 2016 he has served as adjunct faculty, teaching jazz brass lessons, adjudicating the Jazz Festival and performing alongside many current and former Friends University colleagues.

The August 27th concert continues the tradition of great music at Friends with a repertoire of seldom-played jazz tunes from masterful composers. Pieces include One Finger Snap by Herbie Hancock and Without A Song by Vincent Youmans.

The performance will take place in Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium on the Friends University campus at 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, Kan. The performance is free to attend but tickets are required at

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.

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