The Franklin College Music Department will present an inaugural jazz concert on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. The performance will be held in the Clarence E. & Inez R. Custer Theatre in Old Main, located at the corner of Branigin Blvd. and Monroe Street. The event is free and open to the public.
The community is encouraged and welcome to enjoy this historic, first-ever concert devoted solely to jazz music. The concert, performed by the department’s music students, will feature pieces from household names such as Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Horace Silver.
“What these kids are doing is quite remarkable because unlike a traditional 18-piece jazz band, this smaller, more intimate setting really puts the performer front and center and they are doing great and making progress,” said Jonathan D. Rice, D.M.A., instructor of woodwinds and music theory. “I hope to keep this tradition alive and well in the coming years at Franklin College.”
The jazz concert is the first of several concerts at Franklin College in December. The Fall-Holiday Choral Concerts will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. The Fall-Holiday Instrumental Concert will be performed at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8. All concerts will be held in the Custer Theatre.
For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.
By: Lola Reed ’24, Pulliam Fellow
POSTED Nov 17, 2022