Saint Joseph's College Jazz Band to Perform Favorites of the Genre

November 5, 2012

On Sunday, November 11, the Saint Joseph's College Jazz Band will present its annual Fall Jazz Band Concert at 4:00 pm CST in the Evans Arts and Science Building Theatre on the SJC campus. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

"This year's band is quite young, which is great because the students have a lot of time to develop," said SJC Associate Professor of Music Dr. Paul Geraci. "Despite the youth of the students, they have been able to pick up a lot of music quickly."

The Jazz Band will perform a total of nine pieces, including well known works by famed jazz musicians Glen Miller, Duke Ellington, and William "Count" Basie. With 19 players, this year's Jazz Band is the largest Dr. Geraci has worked with in his eight years at SJC. Each student will have an improvised jazz solo at some point in the show.

For more information, contact Dr. Paul Geraci at pgeraci@saintjoe.edu or 219.866.6193.

Saint Joseph's College, named a "character-building college" by the Templeton Foundation and a "best Midwestern college" by the Princeton Review, is a four-year, Catholic college offering 27 majors, 4 group majors, 34 minors, and 9 pre-professional programs, complemented by the nationally acclaimed Core Program. Founded and sponsored by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, SJC is located in Rensselaer, Indiana, approximately 90 minutes from both Chicago and Indianapolis, on a park-like campus of 180 acres and has an enrollment of 1,100 students.

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