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Gustavus Jazz Lab Band Presents Spring Concert Saturday

The Gustavus Jazz Lab Band, under the direction of Steve Wright, will present a special 6:30 p.m. performance of its annual spring concert in Bjorling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus, Saturday, April 19. The 6:30 performance by the jazz band is free and open to the public.

Gustavus Jazz in Concert Saturday

The Gustavus Jazz Lab Band and the Adolphus Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Steve Wright, will present their fall concert, Saturday, November 17, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall. This is the first performance by the jazz lab band on the campus following the release of their newest cd, Taking Off, earlier this fall. This performance is free and open to the public.

Sunday Concerts Feature Student Ensembles at Gustavus

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College will feature the work of six student ensembles in three concerts on Sunday, April 29. The day of music includes the Flute Choir, Woodwind Ensembles, the Adolphus Jazz Ensemble, Chambers Singers, St. Ansgar's Chorus and the Birgitta Singers. All three performances are free and open to the public.

Gustavus Jazz Lab Band to Present Home Concert Saturday, April 14

The Gustavus Jazz Lab Band returns from its annual spring concert tour this week to present its Home Concert in Jussi Björling Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 14. This performance, directed by Steve Wright, follows a week of concerts in the Midwest and is free and open to the public.

Gustavus Jazz Concert Saturday Night

The Gustavus Jazz Ensembles will present their combined fall concert on Saturday, November 11, beginning at 7:30 p.m. This performance in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall, directed by Steve Wright, will include performances by the Adolphus Jazz Ensemble and the Gustavus Jazz Lab Band performing a variety of works from Sammy Nestico, Frank Mantooth, Thelonius Monk, Thad Jones and others. The concert is free and open to the public.

Ensemble Concerts Set for Weekend at Gustavus

Three ensembles from the Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College will present their spring concerts this weekend. The Gustavus Chamber Singers and the Adolphus Jazz Ensemble combine efforts on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. and the department's brass ensembles will perform for the annual Brassworks! concert on Sunday, April 30 at 1:30 p.m. Both performances are in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall.

Gustavus Jazz Lab Band Invited to Perform with Sweden’s Ulf Johansson Werre

The American Swedish Institute is joining this year's Celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month by featuring the Uppsala University Jazz Orchestra, from Uppsala, Sweden (directed by Ulf Johansson Werre) and the Gustavus Jazz Lab Band (directed by Steve Wright), Wednesday, April 26, 7:00 p.m., at the Park Center High School in Brooklyn Park. This performance was made possible by the Twin Cities Jazz Society, the American Swedish Institute of Minneapolis, and the Uppsala-Minneapolis Sister City Committee.

Gustavus Presents Home Concerts of Symphony and Jazz

The Department of Music presents the Home Concerts for the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra and the Gustavus Jazz Lab Band as the ensembles return from their annual spring break concert tours. The Symphony, under the direction of Warren Friesen, open the weekend with a 7:30 p.m. concert on Friday, April 7. The Jazz ensemble and director Steve Wright will follow with their home concert and guest trombonist Dave Graf on Saturday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Björling Recital Hall.

Gustavus Presents Wright and Oshima-Ryan in Faculty Trumpet and Piano Recital

Two members of the Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College will present a joint recital on Friday, March 10, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Jussi Bjorling Recital Hall on the Gustavus campus. This free concert will be presented by Steve Wright, trumpet and Yumiko Oshima-Ryan, piano, and assisted by Rick Orpen, Jim McGuire and Gary Gauger.

Gustavus Jazz Ensembles Present Spring Concert

The Gustavus Jazz Lab Band and the Adolphus Jazz Ensemble will present their spring concert in Bjorling Recital Hall, Saturday, April 16, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Both ensembles are under the direction of Steve Wright.