Jazz Showcase

  • Oct 30 – Oct 31, 2009 7:30 PM
  • McArdle Theatre

The Jazz Lab Band and R&D Big Band present Michigan Tech's annual Jazz Showcase concert in McArdle Theatre on Friday and Saturday nights, October 30 and 31, at 7:30 pm, joined by JazTec on Friday and Momentum on Saturday. Jazz in many styles, from cool blues to the latest funk, will light up the night.

"This fall concert is always a pleasure," says Mike Irish, director of jazz studies. "The bands are so charged up this time of year, wanting to share some music."

R&D Big Band highlights include "Chameleon," "Afro Blue," Broken Hearts," and "Straight Ahead," while Jazz Lab Band presents such classics as "Old Man River," "Geller's Cellar," "Ride the Wind," and "My Funny Valentine." The combos chime in with their own special grooves: "Funkstones," "Bolivia," and Paparazzi, by JazTec, "Groove Merchant," "Electra Glide," and "Straight Life" by Momentum, and—not least—"Lester Likes It" by Mike Irish.