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Hope Jazz Studies Program to Present Three Concerts across April 9–11

The Hope College jazz studies area will present three concerts across Monday–Wednesday, April 9–11.

Multiple jazz combo ensembles will perform on Monday, April 9; there will be a vocal jazz concert on Tuesday, April 10; and the Jazz Arts Collective and combos will perform on Wednesday, April 11. All three 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 public is invited to all three events. Admission is free.

The jazz combo ensembles concert on Monday, April 9, will feature the Verve combo, coached by Tom Lockwood; the Blue Note Ensemble, coached by Steve Talaga; the Brazilian Ensemble, coached by Nate Roberts and Christopher Fashun; and the Concord Ensemble, coached by Jeff Shoup.

The vocal jazz recital on Tuesday, April 10, will feature performances by multiple students coached by faculty member Edye Hyde.

The Jazz Arts Collective, OTD Trio, and Mainstream Ensemble, coached by Brian Coyle, will perform on Wednesday, April 11.

The Jazz Chamber Ensembles at Hope College afford students the opportunity to perform in the classic small-group-combo setting. The ensembles vary in size and instrumentation, and place a creative focus on improvisation and group communication.

The Jazz Arts Collective is the premier large jazz ensemble at Hope College. The collective places a creative focus on ensemble communication and improvisation. Comprised of a rhythm section and flexible wind/string instrumentation, the select group performs compositions and arrangements from across the full spectrum of music.

The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.