HFCC presents 22nd Annual Autumn Jazz Concert
HFCC presents 22nd Annual Autumn Jazz Concert &Scholarship Gala
Henry Ford Community College will present the 22nd annual Autumn Jazz Concert and Scholarship Gala on Friday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. in the Adray Auditorium of the MacKenzie Fine Arts Center on HFCC’s main campus, located at 5101 Evergreen Rd. in Dearborn. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors and are available at the door or in advance by calling 313-317-6566.
The concert will feature performances by the Henry Ford Big Band, Blue Fusion (vocal jazz), Studio 110 (Big Band jazz), Midnight Blue (vocal jazz) and Studio 113 (vocal jazz).
'This concert is performed to thank our scholarship donors for the money that they have donated,' stated Rick Goward of Dearborn, associate dean of the HFCC Fine Arts and Fitness Division and director of bands at HFCC. 'A portion of the admission money goes to performance expenses and the scholarship funds for the Fine Arts and Fitness Division.'
Directed by Goward, the HFCC Big Band has played at more than 750 concerts, dances and convention performances since 1983. The Big Band also has made prestigious concert appearances at Carnegie Hall, New York (1992 and 1989) and at many international jazz festivals.
Directed by HFCC vocal music instructor G. Kevin Dewey of Dearborn, Blue Fusion performs a variety of classic and contemporary vocal jazz, featuring both ‘a cappella and accompanied selections. Directed by HFCC music instructor Randall Knight of Canton, the Studio 110 Jazz Orchestra performs a wide selection of jazz favorites at many Detroit area events. Midnight Blue, directed by Dewey, performs vocal jazz. Studio 113, a women’s vocal jazz group, also is directed by Dewey.