Jazz in the Great Hall

Featuring Bethel Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Dennis Port, director
5:40 Bethel Jazz Orchestra, Jason Harms, director
Adam Meckler, trumpet, guest artist

Date Friday, May 3, 2013
7:30 p.m.
Location Benson Great Hall
Directions Directions to Bethel University and Benson Great Hall
Cost General Admission Tickets: $11.50, students $5, Bethel students free with ID at Box Office
Ticketing Purchase online or call the Box Office at 651.638.6333

Event Description

Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Segal & Fisher/Rutherford, When Sunny Gets Blue
Ellington/Huff, It Don't Mean a Thing
Strayhorn/Zegree, Take the A Train
Wilson & Love/Bergquist, God Only Knows
Heyman, Sour, Eyton & Green/Shaw, Body and Soul
George, Hodges, Ellington & James/Weir, I'm Beginning to See the Light
Hilliard & Mann/Rutherford, In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
Russell/Huff, A Song for You

5:40 Jazz Orchestra
Mingus/Johnson, Moanin'
Powell/Fuller, Tempus Fugit
Orent & Williams, In the Land of Oo-Bla-Dee
Ellington/Berger, The Shepherd (Who Looks Over The Night Flock)
Sauter, Gilbert & Wilder/Collins, All the Cats Join In
Wilkins, Something Different
Nash, Pollock (from "Portrait in Seven Shades")
Ellington & Strayhorn/Berger, SST IX: The Star-Crossed Lovers
Gershwin, Dubose & Heyward/Evans, Summertime
Arlen & Koehler/May/Collins, Get Happy
Harms, The Hour Is Nigh (John 17)

Adam Meckler is a professional trumpet player, composer and educator living in Saint Paul, MN. He holds a B.Mus in Jazz Studies from Lawrence University, and a M.M in Trumpet Performance from the University of Minnesota. He has studied composition with some of the finest composers in the world including Fred Sturm, Dean Sorenson, Doug Richards, and Richard Sussman. Meckler has toured all over the world with Todd Clouser's A Love Electric (Ropeadope Records, Royal Potato Family Records), The Jana Nyberg Group led by his wife, Jana Nyberg, and the Jack Brass Band. He plays regularly with his quintet, the Adam Meckler Quintet, and his big band, The Adam Meckler Orchestra, and also plays regularly with The Graydon Peterson Quartet, Lulu's Playground, The Nexus Ensemble, The Brass Barn Polka Band, The Good The Bad The Funky, and The Pete Whitman X-Tet.

Meckler is one of three founders of SoKillingMan.com, a site dedicated to transcription and analysis of jazz solos and is an adjunct faculty at Bethel University in Trumpet and Jazz. He is frequently called upon to clinic at the middle/high school and college levels, and greatly enjoys working in this platform. He has had the pleasure of performing with DJ Logic, Klezmerica, The Artie Shaw Orchestra, Fatbook, Nova Jazz Orchestra, La Gran Charanga and many more. You can hear Adam's music, take a look at his calendar and purchase his records at adammeckler.com. Follow Adam on Twitter at @AdamMeckler


Contact the Bethel Box Office at 651.638.6333 or the Department of Music at 651.638.6380