Dee Alexander

Dee Alexander

 

Wooster Jazz Ensembles Concert Friday, May 1

Final performance of the year to take place on the Lowry Center back patio

24 April, 2015 by John Finn

The College of Wooster’s Jazz Ensemble will present its final performance of the year Friday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. on the back patio of the Lowry Center on campus. In case of inclement weather, the concert will take place at Freedlander Theatre at Wishart Hall.

Under the direction of professor of music Jeffrey Lindberg, the concert features guest soloist Dee Alexander, who will sing music made famous by such singers as Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dinah Washington: Duke Ellington’s “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” “It’s Magic,” “The More I See You,” “Christopher Columbus,” “You’re Crying,” among many others.

Chicago based jazz singer Dee Alexander has performed throughout the United States and Europe. She has received awards and acclaim from institutions such as The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago, and the NAACP. In 2012 she was the recipient of the Jesse White Illinois Secretary of States’ African American Heritage Award for her contribution to the arts.

Lindberg is also a well-known artist in Chicago. He directs the city’s oldest professional jazz orchestra, the award-winning Chicago Jazz Orchestra.

Wooster’s Jazz Ensemble will recognize its graduating seniors, including Jack Eyre, tenor saxophone; Nicholas Penfound, alto saxophone; Chris Blaikie, trombone; Matthew Germaine, trombone; Jacob Boca, trumpet; Bradley Zillig, trumpet, and
Erik Lindberg, bass.

Wooster Jazz Combos, directed by Greg Slawson and Lindberg, will also perform.

There is no admission charge to this performance. For more information contact Jeff Lindberg, 330-263-2047.