Enjoy the swinging big band sound of the Harper College Jazz Lab Band at a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the Performing Arts Center on the College's main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine. Harper alumni are also invited to a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres networking reception beforehand from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the PAC.
Led by well-known Chicago jazz pianist and recording artist Ken Spurr, students in the Jazz Lab Band practice improvisation and small-group performance techniques and produce a recording in a professional studio. Spurr, who has played or recorded with many local jazz artists such as Jackie Allen, Nick Tountas and Joel Spencer, teaches jazz piano at Harper and Elmhurst College.
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Tickets to the concert cost $7 to $10 and kids 12 and under can attend for free. Visit harpercollege.edu/box office or call 847.925.6100. Tickets to the Harper College Alumni Program's An Evening of Jazz event, which includes the cocktail reception and concert, are $25 and can be purchased at harpercollege.edu/foundation.