The Hope College jazz studies area will present three concerts across Monday-Wednesday, April 10-12.
Jazz combos will perform on Monday, April 10; there will be a vocal jazz recital on Tuesday, April 11; and the Jazz Arts Collective, Jazz Quintet and OGDV will perform on Wednesday, April 12. The April 10 and 11 concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. The April 12 concert will take place at 7 p.m. at Big E’s Sports Grill.
The public is invited to all three events. Admission is free.
The jazz chamber ensembles concert on Monday, April 10, will feature the Drum Choir, the Contemporary Ensemble, the Concord Ensemble and the Blue Note Ensemble.
The Drum Choir, coached by Jeff Shoup, will perform “Thunder Chicken,” by Sammy Kestenholtz; and “Tonawanda Stomp,” by Mike Daniels. The Contemporary Ensemble, also coached by Jeff Shoup, will perform “Take the A Train,” by Billy Strayhorn; and “Blue Monk,” by Thelonious Monk. The Concord Ensemble, coached by Tom Lockwood, will perform “Five Hundred Miles High,” by Chick Corea; “Black Narcissus,” by Joe Henderson; and “Impressions,” by John Coltrane. The Blue Note Ensemble, coached by Steve Talaga, will perform “Alone Together,” by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz; “What Is This Thing Called Love,” by Cole Porter; and “Mr. Clean,” by Freddie Hubbard.
The vocal jazz recital on Tuesday, April 11, will feature performances by multiple students coached by faculty member Edye Evans Hyde. Selections will include “Summertime” and “Someone to Watch Over Me,” by George and Ira Gershwin; “Nature Boy,” by Eden Ahbez; “Drink Muddy Water,” by B.B. King; “Lullaby of Birdland,” by George Shearing; “It Had to Be You,” by Gus Kahn and Isham Jones; “Triste” and “Desafinado,” by Antonio Carlos Jobim; “I Thought About You,” by Johnny Mercer and Jimmy Van Heusen; “Georgia on My Mind,” by Stuart Gorrell and Hoagy Carmichael; “My Cherie Amour,” by Stevie Wonder; “Angel Eyes,” by Matt Dennis; and “Who Will Comfort Me,” by Melody Gardot.
The concert on Wednesday, April 12, will feature the Jazz Arts Collective, Jazz Quintet and OGDV (organ, guitar, drums, and voice). All three jazz groups are coached by Brian Coyle and Nate Roberts.
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets. Big E’s Sports Grill is located at 121 E. 8th St., in the downtown Holland Marriott Hotel between College and Columbia avenues.