Luther College Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Band will perform in concert at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 in Marty's CyberCafé in the Dahl Centennial Union on Luther Campus.
The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.
Recognized as one of the most outstanding liberal arts college jazz ensembles in the Upper Midwest, the 20 member Jazz Orchestra performs in a variety of styles, ranging from the swinging tunes of Duke Ellington to the rhythmical beats of Brazilian samba.
The Jazz Orchestra tours abroad every year, most recently traveling to Brazil in 2012. The group has recorded two albums, "On the Move" (2003) and "Transformations" (2011).
The Jazz Orchestra is under the direction of Juan Tony Guzmán, Luther associate professor of music and education.
The Jazz Band covers the jazz tradition of big band swing while also exploring contemporary genres and new jazz compositions. They perform regularly throughout the year, at events such as Family Weekend and "Homecoming Jazz at Marty's." Students who participate in the Jazz Band also have the opportunity to participate in a jazz combo, vocal jazz and study jazz improvisation and composition.
The Jazz Band is under the direction of Jon Ailabouni, Luther adjunct faculty in music.