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NIU Jazz Lab Band to perform Monday

Director Rodrigo Villanueva and the Northern Illinois University Jazz Lab Band will perform its last concert of the spring semester at 8 p.m. Monday in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building, 400 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb.

The band will perform an eclectic and dazzling program featuring two of the top jazz trombonists in the Chicago area, NIU’s own Tom Garling and UIC’s Jazz Ensemble director Andy Baker.

Monday’s concert will include music by some of the greatest jazz composers, such as Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, Horace Silver, Phil Wilson, Bill Potts, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny and Chick Corea.

Garling has recorded and performed worldwide with Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny and Diane Schuur among others.

Baker has worked worldwide with Arturo Sandoval, Peter Erskine, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin and Van Morrison among others.

The concert will be HD web streamed live on the web at www.niu.edu/music.

The concert is free and open to the public and the building is accessible to all.

For more information, contact Lynn Slater at 815-753-1546 or lslater@niu.edu.

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