News Release

Evangel Jazz Orchestra to perform big band classics on Nov. 10

November 3, 2016 | Mallory Johnson

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel University Jazz Orchestra will perform a concert of big band songs on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall.

The event is free and open to the public.

“We’ve had some requests for older big band literature, so this semester we are doing a concert made up primarily of songs recorded before 1950,” said Joel Griffin, assistant professor of music and director of jazz studies.

The Recital Hall is located in the Barnett Fine Arts Center, which is just south of the Robert H. Spence Chapel, facing Glenstone Ave.

2016-11.10 Evangel Jazz Orchestra

The Evangel University Jazz Orchestra, in the Barnett Fine Arts Auditorium. // PHOTO BY: Lane Simmons (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

The Evangel University Jazz Orchestra traditionally performs contemporary compositions as well as jazz classics and sacred jazz arrangements.

“The ensemble offers students of all majors the opportunity to experience jazz performance and a variety of jazz styles,” said Griffin.

Live streaming of the concert will be available online at: .


  • Black and Tan Fantasy”
  • Lonely Street”
  • Miss Fine
  • Pennsylvania 6-5000”
  • One O’Clock Jump”
  • On the Sunny Side of the Street”
  • Take the A Train”
  • Frank Granada’s Blues”

Evangel’s Department of Music

Evangel University offers many vibrant degree programs in music, each carefully designed to ensure that students build strong musical skills, gain professional training and experience a wide range of musical activities. Programs include music education, music performance, music business, recording technology and worship leadership.

The Department of Music at Evangel is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the Missouri Association of Departments & Schools of Music. Courses and degree plans are designed to satisfy requirements of these accrediting agencies.

For more information, please visit or contact the Evangel University Music Department at (417) 865-2811, ext. 7212.


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