It will be worth staying up late.
The Hope College Jazz Chamber Ensemble I, Jazz Ensemble I and the Anchor Band will present a late-night concert beginning at 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at 84 East Restaurant in downtown Holland.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
The Jazz Chamber Ensemble I consists of five musicians coached by Hope jazz faculty member Brian Coyle. The ensemble will play selections from a repertoire including "Lennies Pennies," by Lennie Tristano; Michael Brecker's "Tea Bag"; "Stop," by Paquito D'Rivera; "Witch Hunt," by Wayne Shorter; Duke Ellington's "Caravan"; and a number of other pieces.
The 16-member Anchor Band, under the direction of faculty members Steven Ward and Thom Working, will play songs such as "Miles Mood," by Shelly Berg; "Loafin," by Frank Mantooth; Jeff Jarvis' "The Right Track"; and "Cuaba," by Frank T. Williams.
The Jazz Ensemble I also has 16 members, but with a different array of instruments. The group will play selections for a diverse repertoire including "Three and One," by Thad Jones; Charles Mingus' "Fables of Faubus"; "The Diver," by Matt Harris; "April in Paris," by Vernon Duke; Dizzy Gillespie's "Be Bop"; and a piece that the group commissioned: "Stella by Holland," written by James Miley.
The concert is scheduled to follow the performance of guitarist-singer Patty Larkin, who is performing at the Knickerbocker Theatre, located next to the 84 East Restaurant. Tickets for Larkin's concert can be purchased by calling (616) 395-7890.