For a third time, the Jazz Consortium Big Band will be bringing its 17-piece Big Band sound to a public concert at the Congregational Church of Algonquin, 109 Washington St., Algonquin, IL, on Sunday, Mar. 30, 3:00-4:15 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, phone 847.658.5308, or $12 at the door. Website www.algonquinucc.org.
"Our previous two concerts there were very well-received, so we're looking forward to returning," said Jazz Consortium bandleader/saxophonist Roy Vombrack. "This won't be a church service, but a concert open to the public that will feature music from classic Big Bands like Glenn Miller and Stan Kenton to more modern numbers by Maynard Ferguson and Gordon Goodwin, plus original compositions by band members."
The Jazz Consortium first came together in the mid-1970's, consisting of former and current University of Illinois, Northern Illinois University and Northwestern University musicians with a love of Big Band music. The group went on to perform at jazz clubs, nightspots and concerts throughout Chicagoland, including an appearance at the Chicago Jazz Festival.
The Jazz Consortium disbanded in the early 1980's, with most of the members going on to full-time music careers. The band reunited four years ago, and has since been performing second Sundays monthly at Durty Nellie's in Palatine, as well as playing various concerts and clubs in the area. The band's website is www.jcbigband.com.