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Bethel College’s Jazz Ensemble I to perform "classic to cutting-edge"

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College’s Jazz Ensemble I will perform this Thursday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium on the Bethel College campus. This represents a change from the previous date of April 14. The concert is free and open to the public.

The one-hour program will feature "the most challenging literature the group has attempted to date," said director Stephen Jones, Bethel College instructor of music. "A wide variety of styles and composers will be featured, from classic to cutting-edge contemporary. It’s sure to be an exciting concert."

The Jazz Ensemble I roster includes: on saxophone, Julie Fromm, junior from Newton, Brett Jackson, sophomore from North Newton, Joel Linscheid, sophomore from North Newton, Jess Rempel, junior from Littleton, Colo., and Darren Ramsey, sophomore from Wichita; on trumpet, Peter Goerzen, junior from Newton, Aaron Linscheid, junior from North Newton, Austin McCabe-Juhnke, Newton High School student from North Newton, and Kelcy Voth, junior from Goessel; on trombone, Jerel Fast, junior from Boulder, Colo., Trevor Regier, Newton High School student from Newton, and Matthew Root, freshman from Topeka; and in the rhythm section, Zack Gingrich-Gaylord, junior from Newton, piano, Daniel Glascock, freshman from Cunningham, bass, Hesston College student Sam Hershberger, bass, Josh Piper, junior from North Newton, piano, Travis Roberts, fifth-year student from Cheney, drums, and Matt Steinmetz, senior from Bluffton, Ohio, guitar.

Bethel College is a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Founded in 1887, it is the oldest Mennonite college in North America. Bethel is known for its academic excellence and has been named a Top Tier college by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1998. For more information, see the Bethel web site at

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