Free Jazz concert to be held this Tuesday

There will be a free jazz concert by Eastern Michigan University’s Jazz Ensemble, Wind Symphony and vocal ensemble, EMU Express, Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Auditorium.

“It will be a full hour plus of fantastic jazz music from a variety of composers and performance instrumentals,” said Professor of trombone and jazz, Donald Babcock.

Babcock will be conducting the EMU Jazz Ensemble who will perform Big Band pieces from the music of American jazz composer, Count Basie. Some of the songs that will be performed are “Cute,” “Jumping at the Woodside” and “April in Paris.”

The Wind Symphony will be performing the music of American composer, Leonard Bernstein. Bernstein is known for his works in the “Peter Pan”musical adaptation and other American musicals such as “West Side Story”and “On the Town.” Associate Professor of music and director of bands, Mary Schneider, will conduct the Wind Symphony

EMU Express, a new vocal ensemble this fall, will perform vocal jazz selections. New EMU faculty member, Liza Calisesi Maidens, will conduct the Ensemble.

You can find more upcoming performances by the Department of Music and Dance on its calendar at Interested in the jazz program at EMU? Contact Dr. Donald Babcock at

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