Spring Jazz Night at Willamette

The Willamette University music department will present its final Jazz Night of the year Friday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Auditorium at Willamette University. The free concert will feature the Willamette Singers under the direction of Wallace Long, the Willamette Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Tim Robblee, and various student combos.

The Willamette Singers is a 17-member vocal jazz ensemble. The Singers' tenth CD, Sea Journey, was released in 2006. They will perform the Swingle Singers' arrangement of "All the Things You Are," a funk version of the Beatle's "Ticket to Ride," and other standards, including an arrangement of "My Romance."

The evening will end with a swinging set for the Jazz Ensemble. This big band will be playing a variety of charts, including Michael Mossman's Latin arrangement of "A Night in Tunisia" and Frank Foster's "Shiny Stockings."

"It will be a night full of great music and shouldn't be missed," said Willamette music Professor Wallace Long. "It will be the last time many of these students will be performing with these groups. Come out, enjoy some amazing jazz, and help end the year with a bang."