Entries tagged with ‘jazz’

Weekend Preview: Honors Weekend and Jazz!

This weekend the fine arts calendar is filled with jazz performances, including the Gustavus Jazz Ensemble and Adolphus Jazz Ensemble spring concert, as well as the Vocal Jazz showcase. This is also Honors Weekend which means the annual Honors Recital featuring several talented senior musicians on Saturday evening. Honors Weekend also marks the opening reception […]

The Langston Hughes Project Brings Jazz, Poetry, and History to the Stage Sept. 19

The Langston Hughes Project, Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz featuring the Ron McCurdy Quartet takes the stage Sept. 19 in Björling Recital Hall.

Gustavus Artist Series Season Opens Friday

Charles Lazarus and the Lazarus Band kick off the 2018-2019 Gustavus Artist Series Friday The Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Music kicks off the 2018-2019 Gustavus Artist Series Friday welcoming Charles Lazarus and the Lazarus Band to the stage for an evening of jazz. The Artist Series features top professional performers from around the world […]

Embodying Justice

Social justice is a main theme in this year's spring dance showcase "Falling Toward Beginning: The Gustavus Dance Company in Concert."

Vocal and Instrumental Combine for Concert Sunday at Gustavus

The Gustavus Chamber Singers and the Adolphus Jazz Ensemble combine efforts Sunday, April 19, for a joint concert in Bjorling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus. The performance begins in Bjorling Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Gustavus Jazz Home Concert Saturday

Following a 10-day concert tour through the Midwest and an appearance at the Eau Claire Jazz Festival, the Gustavus Adolphus College Jazz Lab Band returns to Gustavus to play a home concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at Jussi Björling Recital Hall.

Gustavus Jazz Takes Second in Eau Claire Competition

The Gustavus Jazz Lab Band, under the direction of Steve Wright, placed second behind St. Paul's McNally Smith School of Music in the college and university big band division at the Eau Claire Jazz Festival, Friday, April 3. Also participating in the adjudicated festival were jazz bands from Iowa State, St. Olaf, Hamline, North Central, and UW jazz bands from Whitewater, Platteville and Superior.

Senior Trumpet and Piano Recitals this Weekend

Two senior recitals set the stage for music at Gustavus this weekend as Erik Mahon, trumpet and Susan Engberg, piano present solo recitals in Björling Recital Hall. Mahon, a native of Littleton, Colorado, is accompanied by pianist Beth Winterfeldt at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 14. Engberg follows at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. Both performances are free and open to the public.

Fall Jazz Concert at Gustavus Saturday

The jazz ensembles from the Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College combine efforts on Saturday, November 22, to present a concert in Bjorling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus. Under the direction of guest director Adam Rossmiller, the Adolphus Jazz Ensemble and the Gustavus Jazz Lab Band begin this free concert at 7:30 p.m.

Adolphus Jazz Concert Features Jazz Quartet Friday

The Adolphus Jazz Ensemble of the Department of Music at Gustavus features the A Jazz Quartet in it spring concert Friday, May 2. The concert, directed by Steve Wright, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public.