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DuPage Community Jazz Ensemble performs dances and concert programs during the academic year as well as numerous off-campus performances. Its repertoire spans more than a century of large jazz ensemble compositions, including original work from members of the ensemble. The ensemble is a frequent presence at the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival, has performance at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago, and in 2004 was recognized by the United States House of Representatives for its work on behalf of the Armed Forces Children’s Education Fund. Music 1181, Community Jazz Ensemble, is a course at COD open to any musician interested in the American musical performance tradition.

Rehearsals are Wednesdays 7-9:50p, Room 138 McAninch Arts Center. Contact Matt Shevitz at shevitzm@cod.edu with any questions.

Thursday, May 6, 7:30p

Featuring Guest Artist Jens Lindemann Director, Matt Shevitz     Then Is Now keeps alive the big band traditional sound with updated arrangements by jazz greats Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Oscar Peterson, George Gershwin and more. The ensemble features internationally renowned trumpeter Jens Lindemann, saxophonist/vocalist Matt Catingub, drummer Steve Moretti, and DCJE Artists-in-Residence Roy McGrath, Luke Malewicz, Dave…