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Bethel College’s Jazz Combo, visiting trumpeter, to give free concert

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s Jazz Combo is taking advantage of the visit of a trumpeter from Denver to play a free concert on Wednesday, Nov. 29, on the Bethel campus.

Jeff Uban is a former student of Bethel assistant professor of music Richard Tirk. Uban recently graduated from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., and is now doing graduate work at Denver University. While he was at GVSU, Uban was an active freelance trumpeter in the Grand Rapids area.

The Bethel College Jazz Combo, with Uban headlining, will play from 7-9 p.m. in Bubbert’s, the snack shop located on the east end of Schultz Student Center.

The Jazz Combo consists of Jerel Fast, senior from Boulder, Colo., trombone; Zack Gingrich-Gaylord, junior from Newton, piano; Brett Jackson, junior from North Newton, saxophone; Aaron Linscheid, senior from North Newton, trumpet; Joel Linscheid, junior from North Newton, saxophone; Brad McKellip, freshman from Newton, guitar; and Nate Yoder, freshman from Kalona, Iowa, drums. Jim Pisano, assistant professor of music at Bethel, directs the group.

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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