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Stetson University Jazz Ensemble Big Band Music
The Stetson University School of Music Jazz Ensemble’s 2019-20 season performances start Oct. 9 at the Athens Theatre in downtown DeLand.
The 19-piece ensemble features Stetson University students who perform big band and jazz standards throughout the academic year. Audiences will have a chance to experience the group’s musical chops and classics by legendary musicians during its first concert of the season on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., at the Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand, 32720.
The Jazz Ensemble is directed by veteran musician and educator Patrick Hennessey, PhD, assistant director of bands, who played trombone in the backing bands for powerhouse vocalists such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Liza Minnelli, The Temptations, the Four Tops, Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis and others before joining the Stetson music faculty seven years ago.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for youth and are available to purchase online or at the door. A jazz pass is available for $50 per person and includes all four Jazz Ensemble concerts during the 2019-20 season at the Athens Theatre. Special reserved seating is available for jazz passholders until 7:15 p.m.