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Saxophonists to give joint senior jazz recital

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College students Brett Jackson and Joel Linscheid, both of North Newton, will give a joint senior jazz saxophone recital Friday, Nov. 14.

Both are majoring in music with education licensure and will graduate in May 2009. They each gave full classical recitals last spring. They are students of James Pisano, Bethel College assistant professor of music and director of jazz studies.

The recital takes place at 7:30 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center and is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

The program consists of original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards by Jackson, Linscheid and Bethel College junior Benjamin Harder. Selections will be announced at the performance.

Jackson and Linscheid will be joined by special guest Bob McCurdy, Bethel College adjunct instructor of trumpet; Harder on trombone; Bethel students Benjamin Stucky and Nathaniel Yoder on piano and drums, respectively; and Newton High School senior Landon Bartel on bass.

Both Jackson and Linscheid are Newton High School graduates. Jackson is the son of Gayle and Thomas Jackson and the grandson of Lucille Jackson, all of North Newton. Linscheid is the son of Cynthia and Dave Linscheid and the grandson of Ruth Linscheid, all of North Newton, and the grandson of Leland C. Lehman of Bluffton, Ohio.

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 was the only Kansas private college to be ranked in Forbes.com’s listing of “America’s Best Colleges” for 2008. For more information, see the Bethel Web site at www.bethelks.edu.

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