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Chip McNeill, director

The Concert Jazz Band performance will now take place in Room 25, Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S Mathews Ave, Urbana. Admission at Smith Memorial Hall is free. Tickets purchased in advance through Krannert Center for this performance will be refunded by the Ticket Office. Patrons do not need to return their tickets.

Please be assured that this School of Music decision was made after careful consideration, with the aim of ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience for all involved.

Featuring works composed and arranged by the members of the ensemble

Alto 1, Adib Young 
Alto 2, Lawrence Parks 
Ten. 1, Stephan Loest 
Ten. 2, Goio Lima 
Bari., Zach Torf

Trpt. 1, Austin Dunaway
Trpt. 2, Jakobe Henry
Trpt. 3, Nick Kaplan
Trpt. 4, Ryan Kazda

Bn. 1, Kyle Hunt
Bn. 2, Jeremiah St. John
Bn. 3, Lorraine Montana
Bn. 4, Ian Loechl

Rhythm Section
Piano, David McEathron
Bass, Eli Naragon
Guitar, Nick Young
Drums, Max Osawa

Alex Manfredo
Amberly Krol



Cedar Walton, "Bolivia" (arr. Metzger)

Jerome Kern"The Song Is You" (arr. Lewis)

Brian Stark, "Hollywood Memories"

Harold Arlen, "As Long As I Live" (arr. Garling)

Christian McBride, "Shade of the Cedar Tree" (arr. Kaplan)

Sammy Stark, "Straight and Narrow"

Bill Holman, "Midnight Run"

Nickolas Kaplan, "This Is the Highlife"

John Klemmer/Sam Lewis, "Just Friends" (arr. Fletcher)

Jason Marshall, "Ms. Garvey, Ms. Garvey"

Maria Schneider, "Last Season"

Duke Ellington, "Don’t Get Around Much Anymore" (arr. Kubis)

Benny Goodman, "Stompin' At the Savoy" (arr. Holman)

Scott Ninmer, "Blue Peace"

Harold Arlen, "When The Sun Comes Out" (arr.McNeill/Garling)

Harold Arlen, "Come Rain or Come Shine: (arr. McNeill)

Buddy Kaye, "I’ll Close My Eyes" (arr. McNeill)


The recipient of the Gregg and Jeff Helgesen Graduate Jazz Fellowship is Doctor of Musical Arts candidate and jazz trumpet performance major Austin Dunaway. Over the course of the past semester, he has been an integral part of the sound of this ensemble and performing in this concert. Austin will be featured as the lead trumpet throughout the evening's performance.

Event Details

Smith Memorial Hall
Fr Dec 01, 2023 - 7:30pm CT