Saturday, April 9, 2016

Baker University Music & Theater Events

The Baker University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of professor of music J.D. Parr, will host the Chris Grubb Memorial Jazz Scholarship Concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 14, at Rice Auditorium, 404 8th Street. The concert, The Blues Brothers Cruise Again!, is free and open to the public. Returning to the stage at Rice Auditorium are former four-year Baker Jazz Ensemble members Ken Richardson, ’91, saxophonist, and Doug Oswald, ’90, drummer. Both musicians are original members of Four Fried Chickens and a Coke, possibly Kansas City’s most popular, successful and longest-running show and party band. Founded in 1998, the Chickens have performed in a variety of venues across Kansas City. The band performs mostly music made popular by the original Blues Brothers during their appearances on Saturday Night Live and in their hit movie.
After a 35-year career at Baker, this is J.D. Parr’s final concert as Director of the Jazz Ensemble. It promises to be a spirited and fun evening.

The student teachers in Baker Universities Lab School offer music lessons to members of the community.
A Spring Recital will be held on Saturday, May 7th at 1pm in McKibbin Recital Hall, which is located in the Owens Musical Arts Building, 408 8th St. Everyone is invited!

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