UNL’s Jazz Orchestra and Big Band plan ‘Process of Illumination’ night

UNL’s Jazz Orchestra and Big Band plan ‘Process of Illumination’ night

calendar icon28 Nov 2017    

LINCOLN, Neb.— The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Jazz Studies Area in the Glenn Korff School of Music is pleased to announce the second large-ensemble concert of our 50th season on Friday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall.

The UNL Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Paul Haar and the UNL Big Band, under the direction of Andrew Janak, will present “Process of Illumination: An Evening of Contemporary Big Band Music.” This concert will feature works by noted jazz composers/Arrangers, from the past 50 years, as well as arrangements and original compositions from current and former UNL students and faculty. Featured UNL composers and arrangers are: Andrew Janak, Paul Krueger, Karl Lyden and Randall Snyder.

Directed by Dr. Paul Haar, the Jazz Orchestra is the university’s showcase jazz organization and one of the Glenn Korff School of Music’s most visible performing groups. Membership in the Jazz Orchestra is determined by audition each semester, and music majors as well as non-majors are encouraged to try out. This versatile ensemble performs all styles of music from Duke Ellington to the contemporary artists of today.

Directed by Andrew Janak, Big Band is a vital component of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln jazz curriculum. Through intensive rehearsal and performance, students are encouraged to develop and nurture the fundamental skills necessary to perform a wide variety of repertoire, and to engage in the creative process through improvisation.


Tickets are General Admission $5; Students/Seniors $3.