Millikin Faculty Jazz Sextet to perform annual Holiday Concert
The Millikin University Faculty Jazz Sextet, featuring returning guest vocalist Angel Spiccia '03, will present the fifth annual Holiday Concert on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kirkland Fine Arts Center.
The concert will feature a jazzy swing on Christmas classics, including a number of upbeat and soothing favorites that are sure to make everyone in the family tap their toes and sing along.
"The music will be a combination of well-known and perhaps not so well-known Christmas tunes set in a jazz style," remarked Dr. Steve Widenhofer, professor and director of the Millikin School of Music, and piano player for the jazz sextet. "The setting is more informal and we have a great time putting the music together, and there is always a little humor involved too."
Other members of the sextet include Brian Justison, professor of music, on percussion; Ed Schaller, adjunct instructor of music, on bass; Randy Reyman, associate professor of music, on trumpet; Dr. Dave Burdick, associate professor of music, on guitar; and Dr. Perry Rask, professor of music, on saxophone.
Tickets are $14-$20 for adults and $10-$14 for children and may be purchased at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center Box Office, by phone at 217.424.6318 or online at www.kirklandfinearts.com
. Kirkland Box Office hours are Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Events at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the Midwest Arts Council.