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Evangel Jazz Orchestra to perform spring concert, April 9

Published on Apr 9, 2019 by Paul K. Logsdon

Joel Griffin

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel University Jazz Orchestra will present its Spring 2019 concert on Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall of Evangel’s Barnett Fine Arts Center. The concert will feature special guest Stockton Helbing from Dallas, Texas.

The performance is under the direction of Joel Griffin, assistant professor of music and director of jazz studies at Evangel.

Helbing plays drums and trumpet across the United States, with experience performing and recording with artists including Maynard Ferguson, Arturo Sandoval, Ernie Watts and many more.

Stockton Helbing

According to his website, “Stockton Helbing is not very good at sitting still. If he is not playing the drums he is busy being a composer, arranger, producer, bandleader, educator, music director, author and entrepreneur.”

In addition to all this, he currently teaches drum set at the University of North Texas as an adjunct professor of music. For additional information, visit Stockton Helbing’s website:

The concert is free and open to the public. The Barnett Fine Arts Center is located just south of the Robert H. Spence Chapel, facing Glenstone Ave.


  • Blues at Drury, by Rick Stitzel
  • Hay Burger, by Sammy Nestico
  • Nostalgia in Times Square, by Charles Mingus
  • Overtime Loss, by Stockton Helbing
  • Jumpin’ Punkins, by Duke Ellington
  • Splanky, by Neal Hefti
  • Handprints, by Stockton Helbing
  • Take Your Drum and Beat It!, by Stockton Helbing
The Evangel University Jazz Orchestra (2018). // PHOTO BY: Paul K. Logsdon

Evangel’s Department of Music

The Department of Music at Evangel University offers majors in music education, music performance, recording technology and worship leadership. The department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the Missouri Association of Departments & Schools of Music.

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

Evangel University, with the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the church and society globally. Evangel and AGTS serve more than 2,100 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 65 undergraduate majors and 19 master’s and doctoral degrees.