Marian University to host jazz studies concert as part of Fond du Lac Jazz Festival, Nov. 8

October 28, 2014

FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Marian University will be hosting a Jazz Studies concert, as part of the Fond du Lac Jazz Festival, on Saturday, November 8 at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA).

The Marian University Little Big Band, directed by Dr. Brian Lydeen, will be performing Saturday Nov. 8 starting at 6:30pm. The Little Big Band will perform a variety of selections, including:  “Black Orpheus,” “It Might As Well Be Spring,” “Seven Steps to Heaven,” “Joy Spring” and “Sweet Georgia Brown.”

At 7:00 p.m., the Marian Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Prof. David Hein, will perform:  the Earth, Wind, and Fire classic, “After the Love Has Gone,” Duke Ellington’s hit “Satin Doll” and The Real Group’s “I Sing, You Sing.”

The Lighthouse Big Band, which is also directed by Dr. Brian Lydeen, will also be performing Saturday night along with the featured performer/guest artist Janet Planet.  Dr. Brian Lydeen, director of Marian’s Jazz Studies program, joined together with the Fond du Lac Jazz Festival organization several years ago to collaborate on producing the festival and to give Marian students an exciting opportunity and venue in which to perform.

Tickets are required, and may be purchased at or by calling 920-921-5410. For more information, contact Dr. Brian Lydeen, by email at or by phone at 920-923-7605.