Ripon College Jazz Ensemble to perform April 27

The Ripon College Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27. The concert will be held in Demmer Recital Hall, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts, on the campus. Professor of Music Kurt Dietrich is the conductor. Admission to the concert is free.

Selections will include several Latin jazz pieces by jazz pianist Chick Corea, and pieces by noted jazz composers and performers Bill Holman, Pat Metheny and Duke Ellington. The band also will be the first group to perform Wisconsin composer Paul Dietrich’s “Like Water,” outside of Dietrich’s own Jazz Ensemble.

The concert will also feature the Jazz Improvisation group, which will perform class small group compositions by John Coltrane and others.

Members of the ensemble are:

  • Saxophone: Janet Koehler ’20 of Brillion, Wisconsin; Cris Magana ’19 of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, tenor and alto; Jessica Miles ’21 of Lancaster, Wisconsin, tenor; Rylie Morris ’19 of Dousman, Wisconsin, alto; Kate Myszewski ’19 of Appleton, Wisconsin, alto and clarinet; and Bret Jaeger ’84 of Waupun, Wisconsin, tenor.
  • Trumpet: Danielle Boerson of Princeton, Wisconsin; Efrain Garza ’18 of Denmark, Wisconsin; Dennis Jaeger ’20 of Waupun, Wisconsin; Ben Ruetten ’07 of Oshkosh, Wisconsin; and Jonathan Simpson of Ripon, Wisconsin.
  • Trombone: Jacob Kramer ’19 of Kenosha, Wisconsin; David Scott of Ripon, Wisconsin; Wyatt Thomas ’20 of New Berlin, Wisconsin; Nick Tonn ’21 of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin; and Eric Westberg ’20 of North Mankato, Minnesota.
  • Rhythm: Steve Yeomans of Green Lake, Wisconsin, piano; Erik Dietrich of Ripon, Wisconsin, bass; Dillon Guelich ’18 of Waukegan, Illinois, guitar; Ben Paulson ’15 of Ripon, Wisconsin, drums; and Callysta Hansen ’21 of Franksville, Wisconsin, bass.

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