SBU Jazz Ensemble to present spring concert April 25

BOLIVAR, Mo. – The Southwest Baptist University Jazz Ensemble will be featured in its spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, in Pike Auditorium on the Bolivar campus.

Under the direction of Dr. Jeffery Waters, dean of the College of Music, Arts and Letters, the 17-piece Jazz Ensemble is the premiere ensemble on campus dedicated to the exclusive study of jazz music, and will feature SBU student performers in a program that includes a variety of styles associated with the big-band jazz ensemble.  

The program is anchored by several tunes from the rich heritage of jazz standards and American song including: “Out of Nowhere,” “Ol’ Man River” and George Gershwin’s “There’s A Boat Dat’s Leavin’ Soon for New York.”

The evening’s performance will also branch into more contemporary tunes, including Matt Harris’ “Spring Cleaning,” and Alan Baylock’s “Livin’ Larger Than Life,” along with the Latin rhythms of Tito Puente’s “Ran Kan Kan” and Mike Tomaro’s “Espionage in Andalusia.”  

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Waters at (417) 328-1632 or