The 23rd Annual Winter Jazz Concert will take place Feb. 18 at the Majestic Theater.
The Gettysburg College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Prof. John "Buzz" Jones, will perform a variety of big band jazz music beginning at 8 p.m.
Renowned jazz violinist and Philadelphia native John Blake, Jr. is the guest soloist. Classically trained, Blake first gained recognition on recordings he made as a touring member of Grover Washington, Jr.’s popular “crossover” jazz band. He also spent five years as a member of numerous ensembles led by legendary pianist McCoy Tyner. Blake is currently a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and at the Manhattan School of Music.
The fusion of classic and contemporary jazz along with Blake, Jr.’s much-anticipated performance will create an exciting night of musical entertainment. Tickets for the Feb. 18 concert are $5. There will be no charge for Gettysburg College students and employees with college identification. For ticket information visit www.gettysburgmajestic.org or call 717-337-8200.
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.
Contact: Tracey Dukert, assistant director of news content, 717.337.6521