Combos perform in jazz concert

Benjamin Most

Students from the jazz rhythm section, jazz ensemble, studio jazz and jazz band performed in “An Evening of Jazz” March 7 and 8 in Rugby Auditorium.

Different sets of students played on the two nights, with the exception of Jazz Explorers who played both dates.

“It was an exhilarating performance,” Nathan Lee ’16 said. ” It was great seeing [the performers] express themselves.”

The concert, which was directed by performing arts teacher Shawn Costantino, featured numbers such as Herbie Hancock’s “Cantaloupe Island” and jazz renditions of more recent pieces such as Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” One of the jazz group, named “Jonah’s Gems,” played “Excursions,” an original composition by Dylan Schifrin ’16.

“At first, I thought I was going to mess up, but as the concert progressed, I got into my own little world,” Mark Chattrabhuti ’15 said.