The Hope College jazz concerts scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 4, and
Friday, Nov. 6, have both been canceled. They may be held in the spring, but no make-up dates have yet
been planned.

The Hope College Jazz Ensemble will perform on Friday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. The concert can be viewed online at

Out of an abundance of caution due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no in-person audience.

The program will include “Tippin’ On the QT,” by William “Buck” Clayton, “Farewell,” by Hilario Duran, “Moonlit Skies,” by Hope senior Charlie Jordan; “반달 (Half Moon),” arranged by Jordan VanHemert and featuring Hope faculty members Dr. Jung Woo Kim, baritone. and Professor Lisa Sung, piano; and “Roy Allan,” by Roy Hargrove. The concert will be directed by VanHemert.

Playing saxophone will be Liam Diephuis, alto; Charlie Jordan, tenor; JaeKi Park, tenor; Houston Patton, alto/soprano; and Matthew Patton, tenor. On brass will be Evan Bleitz, trombone; Steven Boerigter, trombone; Carson Bretz, trumpet; Braley Johnson, horn; Kailynn Muhr, trumpet; Kendall Muhr, trombone; Jillian Ries, horn; Jacob Van Patten, trumpet; and Daniel Wade, trumpet. The rhythm section includes Carlos Flores, drums; Dylan Sherman, bass; Michael Sherman, drums; and Daniel Tague, piano.

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, this select group performs compositions and arrangements from across the full spectrum of music.  The collective’s repertoire ranges from the great historical jazz composers such as Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus, to works by modern jazz masters like Vince Mendoza, Jim McNeely and John Hollenbeck. The Jazz Arts Collective frequently performs commissions, works by emerging young composers and originals by Hope College faculty and students.