The Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Alton Senior High School Performing Arts Center.
ALTON — The final free concert of the Expressions — A Musical Experience concert series will feature the Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble from Scott Air Force Base.
The ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Alton Senior High School Performing Arts Center.
Reservations are unnecessary.
The band plays a diverse repertoire of traditional swing, bebop, modern jazz and other American music. Contemporary jazz works, as well as the classic sounds of Count Basie and Glenn Miller, will be featured. Several of the band’s members are writers and arrangers, with their compositions often featured. The band has backed jazz greats such as Sammy Nestico, Bobby Shew, Toni Tennille, Tex Benecke, Joe Morello and Carmen Bradford.
The six free concerts comprising the concert series are sponsored by Andy’s Auto Body, Hayner Public Library District, Liberty Bank, McDonalds Restaurants of Alton, Bethalto, Godfrey and Hamel; North Alton Godfrey Business Council, Senior
Services Plus, Strategic Consulting Inc., AdVantage News and Tony’s-Downtown Alton.
For information, call (618) 779-9735.