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Olivet College Jazz Band to Perform April 8

Olivet College Jazz Band Members
Posted at 12:25 PM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 12:26:22-05

OLIVET, Mich. — The Olivet College Jazz Band will perform Wednesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. at the Olivet Congregational Church, 125 College St., Olivet, Michigan. There is no cost to attend.

The Olivet College Jazz Band will be performing music incorporating jazz styles throughout the history of jazz, including big band, bebop, Latin, vocal and fusion jazz. The band will feature pieces composed by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Lee Morgan and Miles Davis. Some of the pieces include “In a Mellow Tone,” “Summertime,” and “All Blues.”

“My goal as a jazz educator is to introduce as many styles of jazz to the students as possible each semester,” said Olivet College Jazz Band Director Jon Gewirtz. “This concert will be a very diverse mix of jazz ranging from the 1920s to the 1970s.”

The arts play a vital role in fostering creativity and learning at Olivet College by promoting personal growth, self-expression, appreciation and Individual and Social Responsibility. Annually, the College features artists, exhibitions and performances that reflect the diversity of the arts. View the full Olivet College arts events calendar at www.olivetcollege.edu/calendar/the-arts.

For more information, contact Jon Gewirtz at 269-749-7693 or jgewirtz@olivetcollege.edu. Contact the Office of Admissions at 800-456-7189 or admissions@olivetcollege.edu to learn more about Olivet College.

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