During its fall concert, the Eastern Mennonite University Jazz Ensemble will play swing, up-tempo funk, two Benny Carter pieces and more.
The 16-member ensemble under the direction of Robert Curry will take the stage in Lehman Auditorium at 7:30 pm on Thursday, Nov. 30. The concert is free and open to the public.
Of its members, four are music majors — but that hasn’t kept them all from enjoying “America’s only art form,” said Curry.
“It is a thrill to work with such willing performers who want to expand their knowledge and performing ability,” he said.
The concert — featuring Brooke Bevington, a junior social work major from Grottoes, Virginia — will be the culmination of a busy semester. The ensemble performed for multiple campus and Homecoming and Family Weekend events.
The ensemble includes:
- Joshua Ayers, from Lexington, Virginia
- Kaleb Branner, Churchville, Virginia
- Silas Clymer, Collinsville, Mississippi
- Dijaun Gilbert, Rocky Mount, Virginia
- Joseph Harder, Bridgewater, Virginia
- Harrison Horst, Landisville, Pennsylvania
- Gwen Mallow, Quicksburg, Virginia
- Hannah Menefee, Stephens City, Virginia
- Jonathan Nielsen, Bakersfield, California
- Madalynn Payne, Mathias, West Virginia
- Will Ragland, North Chesterfield, Virginia
- Sarah Regan, Sugarcreek, Ohio
- Sarah Ressler, Apple Creek, Ohio
- Joshua Schlabach, Millersburg, Ohio
- Andrew Troyer, Dalton, Ohio
- Lucas Wenger, Harrisonburg, Virginia