Heartland Jazz Orchestra proudly presents our free live concert:
History of Jazz
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Boys & Girls Club (back lawn)
1615 Illinois Street
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.