The Bradley University Jazz Ensemble and Groove Project, under the direction of Dr. Todd Kelly, will present an Afternoon of Jazz. They will be joined by Bradley’s Vocal Jaaa, directd by Lara Reem.
They have brought many world-renowned jazz clinicians and soloists to the Bradley campus, including Mike Lee, The Mike Vax Big Band, Matt Wilson, Rachael Lee, Allen Vizzutti, Ron Jones, Tom Garling, Byron Stripling, Chris Vadala, the Jeff Hamilton Trio, Wayne Bergeron, Denis DiBlasio, Michael Davis, Wycliffe Gordon, Bobby Shew, Dennis Mackrel, Ray Anderson, and Tamir Hendelman. Each spring, the Bradley Jazz Festival is held on campus. They also perform a yearly tribute concert – past tributes have included Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton, Frank Sinatra, and “A Tribute to the Golden Age of Swing.” This year, they will present “A Tribute to Buddy Rich.” The Groove Project, under the direction of Todd Kelly will open the concert with several selections, including “Home Cookin,” “Pass the Peas,” and “Hippo Trippo.” Dr. Todd Kelly, Professor of Music, directs the Bradley Jazz Ensemble, Groove Project and Hilltop Combo, and is the Chair of the Department of Music. He is in demand throughout the Midwest as a soloist and clinician.
Tickets are $5.00, and admission is free for students.
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dingeldine Music Center Auditorium