On Tuesday, October 22, the acclaimed Elmhurst College Jazz Band will perform at Chicago’s venerable Jazz Showcase, the oldest jazz club in Chicago.
Over the last several years, the Jazz Band has been a regular guest at the Showcase, which made its name by bringing in renowned international and home-grown musicians.
“The members of the band all have a great deal of respect for the opportunity to perform on what is easily one of the most important jazz stages in the world,” Jazz Band Director Doug Beach said.
The Elmhurst College Jazz Band has gained national and international notice as a collegiate jazz ensemble. Under Beach’s direction, the band has received outstanding ratings at jazz festival, from some of the biggest names in the business, and also has received numerous awards from DownBeat magazine.
This past summer, the Jazz Band toured Serbia and Bulgaria, performing in international jazz festivals in those countries.
Founded in 1947 by Joe Segal, the Jazz Showcase has hosted performances by the greatest names in jazz, including Bunky Green, Count Basie, Kenny Burrell, Art Blakey, Milt Jackson, Bill Evans, Sun Ra, and Thad Jones and the Mel Lewis Orchestra.
Showtime for the Elmhurst College Jazz Band’s October 22 performance is 8:00 p.m. The show opens with a performance by the College’s Jazz Lab Band. Admission is free. The Jazz Showcase is at Dearborn Station, 806 S. Plymouth Ct., in Chicago. For more information, visit www.jazzshowcase.com/calendar or call (312) 360 0234.