The University Jazz Ensemble directed by Bob Fazecash.The University Jazz Ensemble will present its spring concert at the Capitol Theatre on Friday, March 6.

Cast of dozens on stage for jazz concert

The spring concert of the University Jazz Ensemble, Friday at the Capitol Theatre, promises to put a jump in your step and jive in your stride.

Vocal performances by students in Shahida Nurullah’s studio will join instrumentalists on trumpet, trombone, sax, keyboard, guitar, bass, and drums through a repertoire that includes touchstones by Johnny Mercer, Nat Adderley, Johnny Mandel, Carlos Santana, and Dizzy Gillespie.

Director Robert Fazecash will also lead the High School Honour Jazz Ensemble through a set of standards by Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock, Thelonius Monk, and more.

Find a full program and list of musicians on the event website.

The swinging starts at 7:30 p.m. March 6 in the theatre, 121 University Ave. W. Tickets are $20, with a student rate of $10, available online in advance or at the door that evening.