Sunday, November 9, 2008

Honors Jazz Band Performs at Skokie Theatre

The Honors Jazz Band performed in concert with Jeff Hedberg & C11 at 7:00 tonight at the Skokie Theatre. The men performed exceptionally well in this newly renovated theatre. They performed many of the same works from their October 29 concert: The Raider Returns, Thaditude, This Can't Be Love, Out of Nowhere, and In the Stone.

Following a short intermission, Jeff Hedberg & C11 performed music from the Mel Torme library. Arranged by Marty Paich, this music features the unusual instrumentation of 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, French horn, trombone, tuba, piano, bass, drums, and voice. C11 is comprised of local jazz greats like Joe Lill, Darren Scorza, Ken Spurr, Josh Shapiro, Nick Drozdoff, Steve Duncan, Rich Armandi, Matt Monroe, Dan Levine, Rich Moore, and Mark Colby. Led by singer/trumpet player Jeff Hedberg, C11 performed a challenging program that highlighted the ensemble's outstanding soloists and fantastic vocal stylings.

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