Memorial benefit concert

Lauren Deisley, Lifestyles Editor

The Wayne State College Wildcat Big Band, Northeast Area Jazz Ensemble and Crazy Eight Brass Band will present a concert to raise money for the newly created Jed O’Leary Memorial Scholarship Fund on Sunday, April 26, at 6 p.m. at the Majestic Theater.

The concert will feature three local jazz ensembles.

The WSC Wildcat Big Band, made up of WSC students and led by Dr. Josh Calkin, will present a set of classic big band charts.

The Northeast Area Jazz Ensemble, directed by Kevin McLouth, is a big band from Norfolk consisting of many of the area’s best jazz musicians, including WSC Music professors Dr. Karl Kolbeck, Dr. Josh Calkin and Mrs. Kathi Angeroth.

The Crazy Eight Brass Band is a modern Dixieland/Pop/Jazz/Fusion group featuring WSC Music professors, students and former students.

The concert is free and open to the public with a reception to follow, and free-will donations will be taken to benefit the Jed O’Leary Memorial Scholarship Fund.

For further information please contact Josh Calkin at (402) 375-7599 or [email protected]