Jazz Community Big Band Holiday Show with vocalist Ava Logan, plus Jones College Prep Jazz Combo
Jazz Community Big Band Holiday Show will have Jones College Prep Jazz Combos, under the direction of Michael Block, opening at 5:30 pm and Ava Logan as guest vocalist. Doors open at 5 pm.
Jazz Community is an 18-piece bit band playing the music of Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Thad Jones, Duke Ellington and many others. The band was established in 1976 by its late founder and director, trumpet player and music educator, Bill May. The was originally called the Norridge-Harwood Heights Community Jazz Band, do the locale of its origin; Bill and most of the original band members were students or alumni of Ridgewood High School, in Norridge, IL. By the late 1970's, the band changed its name to Jazz Community. The band is now led by Bill's sister Marianne May.