Limestone University To Host Spring Jazz Fest On April 25

Charles Wyatt
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The Limestone University Jazz Ensemble will host the Limestone Spring Jazz Fest on Tuesday, April 25, at 7 p.m., in Fullerton Auditorium.

The concert is free, and the public is invited to attend.

The joint concert with the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble will feature classic big band jazz music as well as more contemporary arrangements and compositions.

The Limestone Jazz Ensemble is conducted by Spencer Nance, and the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble is conducted by Dr. Tom Wright.

“This is a great opportunity for our students in the Jazz Ensemble to perform with musicians of a high caliber from the area,” Nance said. “It also gives us the opportunity to invite musicians from the community to perform on our beautiful campus.”

Established in 1996 under the auspices of the Spartanburg Community Band, the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble was formed in order to create an opportunity for local musicians to provide quality jazz performances to the public. The Jazz Band performs at events such as Spartanburg’s Spring Fling, Music on Main, Dickens of a Christmas, and for special programs such as the Pan American Games for the Blind. The Jazz Band also performs on its own during the popular “Ice Cream Sundays” Summer Concert Series and the Christmas Festival.