Lisette Gagnon

Brandon LefrançoisDrummer Brandon Lefrançois will join the SoCA jazz combo for a performance at the November 23 Artistry of Windsor-Essex Reception.

Campus community contributing to cultural celebration

Students, faculty and alumni of UWindsor arts programs will showcase their talents during the Artistry of Windsor-Essex Reception.

Jazz combo to go from Dizzy to Beatles

The University Jazz Combo will play charts by everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to Thelonious Monk to the Beatles in a free public recital on Friday, April 12, at 4 p.m. in the Music Building’s room 126.

Under the direction of Shahida Nurullah and Vaughn Klugh, the 15-member combo will perform a program that includes Gillespie’s bebop standard A Night in Tunisia, Monk’s In Walked Bud and the Beatles’ raucous A Hard Days’ Night.

Jazz Ensemble bringing Summer Wind blowing in

Vocalist Chris Martel invoking the Summer Wind, Heinz Meier’s and Johnny Mercer’s standard, is one of the highlights on the program for the University Jazz Ensemble’s spring concert, Saturday, April 6, from 8 p.m. to midnight.

The event will transition from a concert set to a dance with cash bar for what promoters are calling the best entertainment value in town. Besides Martel, a second-year music therapy major, featured vocalists include Aimee Clifford and Lisette Gagnon, backed by a 24-member big band under the direction of Bob Fazecash.