SJC Jazz Band Prepared to Energize Audience with Dance Tunes

April 9, 2013

In March, the Saint Joseph's College Jazz Band performed for delighted attendees of a student dance that was held on campus. Although the Jazz Band had minimal time to prepare, Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Jazz Band Dr. Paul Geraci saw it as an excellent learning experience.

"Short-term rehearsing is an important skill for the students to learn," said Dr. Geraci. "It's essential to be able to enter a situation with the ability to adapt to and cover a wider variety of music."

The Jazz Band will incorporate its experience at the dance in the annual Jazz Band Concert, which will be held Sunday, April 14 at 4:00 pm CDT in the Evans Arts and Science Building Theatre on the SJC campus. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

The concert will feature a selection of tunes the Jazz Band performed at the dance, which included such well known pieces as "Zoot Suit Riot" and "Jump, Jive an' Wail," as well as an arrangement of Eric Satie's "Gymnopédies."

For more information on the Jazz Band Concert, 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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