KCC Jazz Band to present Halloween concert “Horns and Howls!” Oct. 27 in Battle Creek

The Kellogg Community College Jazz Lab Band will present its annual Halloween concert “Horns and Howls!” this month on campus in Battle Creek.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in the Binda Performing Arts Center, at 450 North Ave. in Battle Creek.

The concert program includes the following selections:

  • “El Abrazo” by Alan Baylock
  • “Charade” by Henry Mancini, arranged by Mark Taylor
  • “This Is the Moment,” featuring Dr. Gerald Case-Blanchard, vocalist, by Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse
  • “Just a Closer Walk” by  Dean Sorenson
  • “Brass Machine” by Mark Taylor
  • “Spring Can Really Hang You up the Most” by Frank Mantooth
  • “When October Goes,” featuring Joy Webb, flute, by Johnny Mercer and Barry Manilow, arranged by Wally Menard
  • “Shiny Stockings” arranged by Sammy Nestico
  • “Lucrecia Mac Evil” by David Clayton-Thomas and Roger Holmes

Performers will include:

  • Alto Saxes: Audrey Heiss, Philip Nager, George Pendill, Chifumi Tsukagoshi
  • Bari Sax: Sandra Sinkler
  • Flute: Robin Anthony
  • Tenor Saxes: Tim Culver, Sadie Kern, Timothy Reust
  • Trombones: Bill Bandlow, Keith Cole, Craig Diederich, Garrett Shook, Dennis Watson
  • Trumpets: Dave Burkhead, Carolyn Garfield, Ken Kropen, Steve Schroeder
  • Rhythm Section: Lonnie McGlothen (bass), Mike Olian (drums), Desmond Herbert (Guitar) 

For more information about the KCC Jazz Band or the group’s Halloween concert, contact KCC’s Arts and Communication offices at 269-965-4126. For more information about upcoming events at KCC, musical and otherwise, visit the KCC Events Calendar at kellogg.edu/events.

About the Director

KCC Jazz Band Director Eric Campbell is a Battle Creek native with a long musical history across the state of Michigan. Campbell is a freelance trumpet performer with decades of experience in all genres of trumpet idioms, including lead trumpet (big band), chamber music, British brass band, Dixieland and rock ’n’ roll.

Campbell is president of the Cereal City Concert Band and former president of the award-winning Motor City Brass Band. Dozens of his jazz arrangements and compositions have been featured in area jazz festivals and he continues to add new musical experiences to his resume.

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