The John Hersey High School Jazz Band 1 of Arlington Heights will perform at the legendary Chicago Jazz Showcase on Monday, March 18. Bob Lark and his Alumni Big Band will open the evening at 8 p.m., with the Hersey band taking the stage at 9 p.m.
The Hersey jazz band recently placed second in its class at the Jazz in the Meadows competition at Rolling Meadows High School and broke a regional record when it placed 12 musicians (the maximum number allowed to audition) in the Illinois Music Educators Association District VII jazz bands.
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The Chicago Jazz Showcase is located at 806 S. Plymouth Court, phone (312) 360-0234. Tickets are $10, $5 for students and musicians.