Each of the four combos will be comprised of at least five members each, thanks to continued and growing interest in Drake's jazz program this year.
The concert will feature jazz standards from all styles and eras, as well as original tunes and arrangements.
Drake's jazz curriculum focuses on direct application of all materials learned, and members of various combos play in professional ensembles in the Greater Des Moines area.
The state-of-the-art Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center, where the ensemble will perform, was constructed thanks to a $1.5 million dollar gift by Drake alumnus and retired senior chairman of McDonald's Corp. Fred Turner.
For more information, contact the Turner Center's event coordinator Devin van Holsteijn at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 515-271-3110.