News Release

Evangel University Jazz Collective concert scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 5

October 31, 2013 | Michaela Smith

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. –– Members of the Evangel University Jazz Collective, directed by Joel Griffin, will perform their first concert of the year on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall.

This concert is free, and the public is invited to attend. The Barnett Recital Hall is located on the first floor of the Barnett Fine Arts Center, and visitors can enter through the doors south of the chapel facing Glenstone Avenue.


  • “Doxy,” by Sonny Rollins
  • “Bye, Bye Blackbird,” by Ray Henderson and Mort Dixon
  • “On Green Dolphin Street,” by Bronislaw Kaper
  • “A Night in Tunisia,” by Dizzie Gillespie and Frank Paparelli

“This concert should be a great night of real jazz music,” Griffin said. “Jazz is America’s contribution to the music world, and it’s important to support the arts in any way possible.”

Griffin also directs the jazz studies program at Evangel University.

For more information, contact Lynne Hall at (417) 865-2811, ext. 7212.

About Evangel

Evangel is a national, Christian university of arts, sciences and professions located in Springfield, Mo., drawing more than 2,200 students from all 50 states and abroad. Evangel offers more than 100 undergraduate academic programs and 10 master’s programs.

 Evangel’s President, Dr. Robert H. Spence, is the second longest tenured college president in the USA. He will retire in the spring, following 40 years of service. Dr. Carol Taylor, a 1973 Evangel graduate, has joined the university as president-elect and CEO. She served most recently as president of Vanguard University.

 In 2013, Central Bible College and Assemblies of God Theological Seminary consolidated with Evangel University to create one comprehensive university, offering degrees from the baccalaureate to the doctoral level. AGTS at Evangel, led by President Byron Klaus, offers doctoral degrees (including two Ph.D.’s) and Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees. 


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