Entries tagged with ‘Steve Wright’

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.

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.

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.

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.