Bradley Jazz Bands Present Spring Concert

July 1, 2010

The Bradley University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band, under the direction of Dr. Todd Kelly, will present their spring concert on Saturday, May 1 at 7:30 pm in the Dingeldine Music Center, 1417 W Barker Avenue.

The 19 - member Jazz Ensemble will perform music that features several senior members of the group. Selections include "Ready Mix," "Quintessence," "Final Analysis," and several others.

They have brought many world renowned jazz clinicians and soloists to the Bradley campus, including Mike Lee, The Mike Vax Big Band, Matt Wilson, Rachael Lee, Allen Vizzutti, Ron Jones, Tom Garling, Byron Stripling, Chris Vadala, the Jeff Hamilton Trio, Wayne Bergeron, Denis DiBlasio, and Michael Davis. Each spring, the Bradley Jazz Festival is held on campus. They also perform a yearly tribute concert - past tributes have included Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton, Frank Sinatra, and "A Tribute to the Golden Age of Swing."

The Jazz Lab Band, under the direction of Todd Kelly will open the concert with several selections, including "Roll 'Em," "Reunion in Rio," and several others.

Dr. Todd Kelly, Assistant Professor of Music, directs the Bradley Jazz Bands and Jazz Combo, teaches studio trumpet, and serves as the advisor for the Music Business program. He is in demand throughout the Midwest as a soloist and clinician.

Tickets are available at the door and are $5.00 for adults and free for students.  For more information, please call 309 677 2597.