Kalamazoo College Jazz Band

Dr. Thomas G. Evans, Director


An audition is usually necessary due to specific seating in the Jazz Band. Please see the director, Dr. Thomas Evans, at the beginning of the quarter.

The Jazz Band meets 2 times a week for 1.5 hours each time. A concert is presented each quarter, and in the spring, there is a performance for the annual Burgers and Blues on the campus Quad. There may be other requested performances throughout the year.

Rehearsal Schedule

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:10 – 5:40pm Location:
Band Room, #11 in the Light Fine Arts Building


For more information on the Jazz Band, please email Dr. Thomas Evans: Thomas.Evans@kzoo.edu

Concert Schedule 2023-24


Friday, November 10th, 2023, 7:30pm

Dalton Theatre, Light Fine Arts Building

“Giants Walk Among Us” is the name of the first selection that will be performed on the Jazz Band Concert by Rich Woolworth.  It features a trumpet and saxophone solo and opens up the concert for many more “Giant” composers of Jazz.  There are over 8 solos for saxophone, both alto and tenor, which feature Freshmen in the group.  Isabella Pellegrom will be featured as the guest vocal soloist and you will enjoy listening to some favorites, such as Scarborough Fair.  Join us for a Jazzy night out and bring your dancing shoes!


Friday, February 23rd, 2024, 7:30pm

Dalton Theatre, Light Fine Arts Building

If you’re tired of the cold and find yourself dreaming of warmer days or perhaps of warmer climes, than trudge on over to Dalton Theatre on Friday, February 23rd at 7:30 to warm yourself up “Inside the Night Café” where you’ll find the always hot K College Jazz Band laying down some smokin’ tunes. Once inside, you can warm up to such classics as “The Girl from Ipanema”, “Unforgettable”, “Red Clay”, “Nutville”, “Dat Dere” and many more! It’s always a hot time with this band. Come check it out. Should you come, you’ll be glad it’s cold outside ‘cause you’re gonna need it to cool off. And, to entice you further, it’s FREE although good will donations are gratefully accepted. C’mon over. You’ll be glad you did!


Friday, May 10th, 2024, 7:30pm

Dalton Theatre, Light Fine Arts Building

Past Performances 2022-23

Fall Quarter

Friday, November 11th, 2022, 8pm
Dalton Theatre, Light Fine Arts Building

Winter Quarter

Friday, February 17th, 2023, 8pm
Dalton Theatre, Light Fine Arts Building

Spring Quarter

Friday, May 12th, 2023, 7:30pm
Dalton Theatre, Light Fine Arts Building

Video/Audio samples coming.