Marian University to host jazz studies concert, Nov. 21

November 13, 2015


. – The Marian University Music Department will present a free jazz concert on Saturday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hornung Student Center.

The featured jazz studies groups include The Little Big Band, directed by Dr. Brian Lydeen, and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Prof. David Hein. Each of the groups will perform several jazz standards, as well as popular and contemporary repertoire.

The Little Big Band will perform a range of familiar jazz tunes in both swing and Latin styles. “All Blues” and “Freddie the Freeloader” from Miles Davis’
Kind of Blue

 album will be featured during the concert, as well as two Duke Ellington pieces including “Mood Indigo” and the ballad “I Got it Bad and That Ain’t Good.” Other selections include the jazz standard “There Will Never Be Another You,” a Latin treatment of “Venus de Milo” of Gerry Mulligan, and a jazz version of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.”

The Vocal Jazz Ensemble’s selections will include standards “All of Me” and “I’m Beginning to See the Light,” the pop hit from the seventies “Rainy Days and Mondays” by The Carpenters, and “A Life for Me,” “Bumble Bee,” and “I Sing, You Sing” by The Real Group. “Pure Imagination,” “Mighty Love,” and a jazz arrangement of “Do You Hear What I Hear” will also be featured during the concert.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Brian Lydeen, associate professor of music, at