Bradley Jazz Combos Concert April 19

March 23, 2012

Peoria, IL (March 23, 2012) The Bradley University Jazz Combo, under the direction of Dr. Todd Kelly, will present a concert on Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dingeldine Music Center, located at 1417 W. Barker Avenue.

The group includes Andrew Durham on tenor saxophone, Amanee Avery on alto saxophone, Kyle Mills on trumpet, Jacob Berendzen on piano, Jarrett Lindsey on bass, and Mike Milius on drums. They will present music for small jazz group in a variety of styles.

Under the direction of Dr. Kelly, the jazz program at Bradley includes two big bands, one combo, and a year-long Jazz Improvisation sequence.  The Bradley Jazz Ensemble has performed with such jazz artists as Mike Vax, Mike Lee, Matt Wilson, and Allen Vizzutti, Byron Stripling, Chris Vadala, the Jeff Hamilton Trio, Wayne Bergeron, Denis DiBlasio, Michael Davis, Allen Vizzutti, and Wycliffe Gordon.

In the summer of 2006 and 2009, they performed to enthusiastic audiences in France, Switzerland, and Italy, culminating in performances at the prestigious Montreux and Umbria Jazz Festivals. They will return in the summer of 2012, performing for ten days in Italy.

Admission is $5 and free for students.  For more information, call 309 677-2597.