History of Jazz – August 4, 2021 – 7:00pm

Heartland Jazz Orchestra proudly  presents our free live concert:  

History of Jazz 

Wednesday, August 4, 2021  

7:00 p.m.  

Boys & Girls Club (back lawn)  

1615 Illinois Street  

Bloomington IL  

Heartland Jazz Orchestra Foundation, in conjunction with Illinois Prairie Community  Foundation, and under the direction of David Hoffman, will present History of Jazz, with short  commentary and description of the history and progression of America’s classical music: Jazz!  Our tour of jazz history will identify jazz periods and styles: Early Jazz (Traditional), Swing, Blues,  Bebop, Latin Jazz, Hardbop and Fusion and journey through New Orleans, New York, Chicago,  Kansas City, and the West Coast.  

Heartland Jazz Orchestra is an auditioned jazz orchestra whose members include professional  musicians, music educators in high schools and colleges, music students, and accomplished  musicians with other “day jobs”. For more information about our orchestra, see hjojazz.com  

David Hoffman, our director, has performed internationally with Ray Charles, as his trumpet/  flugelhorn soloist and composer/ arranger; as well as the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Los  Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and at most of the world’s major jazz festivals including  Newport, Montreux, Montreal, and many others; and has taught trumpet, jazz piano, jazz  combos and improvisation at Knox College and served as a guest soloist and clinician at many  other college jazz festivals and ensembles.  

Our History of Jazz / Pop up concerts are made possible through a Mirza Arts and Culture grant  from the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation. The Foundation encourages and facilitates  philanthropy in McLean, Livingston, DeWitt, and Logan counties by connecting donors who care  with causes that matter to them.  

These concerts are also supported by the Heartland Jazz Orchestra Foundation. We welcome  and appreciate your donations. Please see hjojazz.com for more information.  

We are grateful to Tony Morstatter, Jennifer Hall, and Laurie Moore of Boys and Girls Club for  warmly welcoming our orchestra.