In Full Swing Spring 2020

In Full Swing is accepting new members for the semester starting in January 2020. If interested, please contact Janis Stockhouse at

Each combo rehearses twice per month for 90 minutes and will work up tunes for a show in May 2020.

A quote from one of our adult bass players: “What a great experience. As a raw and beginning bassist, and new to jazz, the opportunity to learn and play with accomplished musicians in an accepting and nurturing environment cannot be overstated Playing in the group stretched me considerably—without stress—and with a great deal of fun. I can’t wait for the next round to begin.”

If you enjoy playing a musical instrument and you would like to learn more about playing jazz, this program is for you!

Jazz Fables Concerts on November 14 and 21

Thursday, Nov.14, 5:30-8p.m., $8 gen. adm., $6 students, Jazz Fables
presents Bloomington’s own Janiece Jaffe, singing
her Fall Jazz Fables concert with her
DaVida Trio +1: feat. Peter Lerner-guitar
(jazz recording guitarist from Chicago),
Dave Bruker-bass, + David Miller-trumpet, flugelhorn, performing Janiece’s versions of her favorite jazz classics, great American songbook classics, Jobim’s Bossa Novas, and pop tunes, incl. from her CD: Songs That Make You Feel This Way, Standing on the Edge, Saturday’s Child, Heart’s Desire, It Takes Two, & Keep the Flame Alive.
For this concert, they’ll perform classic standards from the Great American Songbook, such as:Bye Bye Blackbird (Mort Dixon), Come Rain or Come Shine(Harold Arlen), Days of Wine & Roses(Henry Mancini), Look for The Silver Lining (Jerome Kern), For All We Know,
No Moon At All, Some Other Time
(Leonard Bernstein),Wee Small Hours,
jazz classics: Undecided(Charlie Shavers), Brazilian song classics(Agua Da Beber, Zingaro-Antonio Carlos Jobim), & more.
Janiece has recorded her own CDs:
Songs That Make You Feel This Way,
Standing On the Edge,
WFHB’s Saturday’s Child.
Heart’s Desire,
It Takes Two, & her first CD:
Keep the Flame Alive.

Thursday Nov. 21, 5:30-8p.m., $9 gen.adm., $7 students, Jazz Fables Concert Series presents The John Raymond Quartet, featuring IU Asst. Jazz Prof./NYC jazz trumpeter/composer/band leader/recording artist John Raymond,
IU Asst. Prof./Chicago-based saxist/composer/band leader Greg Ward-alto sax, with IU Jazz Bass Prof. Jeremy Allen-bass, and IU 2nd year grad student Jameson Scriver-drums.
They’ll play primarily original contemporary jazz compositions by John Raymond and Greg Ward, including from their recent albums and more, plus their contemporary arrangements of jazz classics & standards.

IU Jazz Events November and December

Sunday, November 10
2:00 pm MC066 Cami Mennitte-Pereyra MM Jazz recital
4:00 pm MC070 Jameson Scriver MM Jazz recital

Monday, November 11
8:00 pm BCT Jazz Ensemble, Tom Walsh, Director
and the Plummer Jazz Quintet
Greg Ward, Director with
Special Guest Dayna Stephens, saxophone

Tuesday, November 12
8:30 pm Ford Hall Combo Concert
Dave Stryker Guitar Ensemble
Wayne Wallace Sextet 2

Wednesday, November 13
7:00 pm Joel Tucker recital at the Neal Marshall Black Culture Center Grand Hall

Sunday, November 17
2:00 pm MC066 Brendan Keller-Tuberg recital
4:00 pm MC070 Zach Finnegan recital

Monday, November 18
8:00 pm MAC Latin Jazz Ensemble, Wayne Wallace, Director

Tuesday, December 3
8:30-10p Ford Hall All-Campus Jazz Combo & Jazz Ensemble

Sunday, December 8
2:00 pm MC066 Jimmy Farace recital
4:00 pm MC070 Arman Sangalang recital