Each year the Chesterton High School Jazz Ensemble concludes their school year by presenting their annual spring jazz concert entitled, “All That Jazz.” This year’s concert marks the 43rd year that noted professional musicians have been asked to perform as guest artists for the event. The guest artists serve as clinicians for the group by rehearsing with the band at length during the evening prior to the concert date, and then again on the day of the concert. Headlining the event is the “The Jim Widner Quartet.”Members include Bassist Jim Widner, Drummer Todd Strait, Trumpeter Allen Beeson and Pianist Joe Cartwright. All of the members of the group are nationally respected jazz musicians and music educators that have performed with headline talent, and many of the best known jazz Big Bands in America, including the Stan Kenton Orchestra, Woody Herman’s “Thundering Herd”, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
“All That Jazz” Opus XLIII will include the CHS Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Michael Scheiber. The concert will take place in the CHS Auditorium on Saturday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are all $8 each and may be purchased in advanced at the CHS Main Office inside Entrance #1 during school hours, or at the door the evening of the event. All seating is general admission. No staff passes will be honored at this event. For more information, contact the CHS Music Office at 983-3730.