News Release

Evangel University Jazz Orchestra to perform Christmas concert Dec. 10

December 3, 2013 | Michaela Smith

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. –– The Evangel University Jazz Orchestra will perform a Christmas concert featuring jazz vocalist Kate Jones on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place in the Barnett Recital Hall.

This event is open to the public, and there is no cost for admission.

Jones is a former student of Joel Griffin, the jazz orchestra director. She has made a name for herself by performing in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

“Kate is a true jazz singer,” Griffin said. “It’s a rare opportunity to hear real jazz, with a real jazz vocalist, in Springfield.”


  • Christmas Time Is Here
  • Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  • Christmas The Joy And Spirit
  • The Christmas Song
  • Jingle Bells (featuring Kate Jones)
  • Let It Snow (featuring Kate Jones)
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (featuring Kate Jones)
  • Fascinatin’ Rhythm (featuring Kate Jones)
  • Polka Dots and Moonbeams (featuring Kate Jones)

“The concert will feature big-band vocal arrangements of many classic Christmas songs,” Griffin said. “It will be a great night of great music. I hope we pack the place and everyone enjoys a swinging evening!”

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

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