Trine jazz ensembles present spring concert April 22

Trine University’s jazz ensembles, under the direction of Prof. Brian Derek, adjunct music faculty, will present their spring concert beginning at 3 p.m. April 22 in the Ryan Concert Hall of the T. Furth Center for Performing Arts.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The Jazz Combo will perform “Lady Bird” by Tadd Dameron, “Cantaloupe Island” by Herbie Hancock, “Blue Bossa” by Kenny Dorham, “My Favorite Things” by Richard Rodgers, “Butterfly” by Herbie Hancock, “Norwegian Wood” by John Lennon, “Night and Day” by Cole Porter and “Cherokee” by Ray Noble.

Jazz Combo members are Joshua Bowman, a junior from Zionsville, on alto saxophone; Zachary Nicholas, a sophomore from Camby, on piano; Isaac Nice, a sophomore from Paulding, Ohio, on drums; and Prof. Derek on bass.

The Big Band will perform “Blue Brothers Revue,” arranged by Roger Holmes; “Autumn Leaves” by Johnny Mercer, arranged by Peter Blair; “The Girl from Ipanema” by Antonio Carlos Jobim, arranged by Mark Taylor; “Chameleon” by Herbie Hancock, arranged by Michael Sweeney; “Moondance” by Van Morrison, arranged by George Shutack; “Take Five” by Paul Desmond, arranged by Dave Wolpe; “ ‘B’ is for Blues” by George Shutack; “Brazil” by Ary Barroso, arranged by Dave Wolpe; “Purple Haze” by Jimi Hendrix, arranged by Roger Holmes; “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” by Robert Lamm, arranged by Mark Taylor; and “Birdland” by Josef Zawinul, arranged by John Higgins.

Big Band members are Jackie Widelski, a freshman from New Carlisle, on flute; John Milostan, a senior from Bluffton, and Bradly King, a sophomore from Topeka, on alto saxophone; Joshua Simmons, a senior from Wyandotte, Michigan, and Joel Galloy, a freshman from Glenwood, Illinois, on tenor saxophone; Wayne Mow, Vance Burnau, a junior from Fort Wayne, and Prof. Mark Kays on trumpet; Marc Tuholski, a sophomore from LaPorte, TJ Jensen, a sophomore from New Paris, and Joshua Dick, a freshman from South Bend, on trombone; Bernard Woon, a sophomore from Columbus, on bass trombone; Jeri Mow on piano; Isaac Nice on drums; and Prof. Derek on bass.

Between the Jazz Combo and Big Band performances, Soraya Ariana Colyer-Mohamadi, a senior from Coldwater, Michigan, and her instructor, Laura Dallman, music adjunct faculty, will perform “Little Blues Concerto” by Eugenie Rocherolle on two pianos.