Whirledge and Slonaker featured

GREENVILLE – The next concert presented by the Greenville Municipal Jazz Band will take place July 27, 7:30 p.m., Marling Band Shell, in the Greenville City Park.  The Band is directed by JR Price.

This week, the Greenville Municipal Jazz Band will perform jazz and pop music.  Musical selections for the evening will include Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, Jump, Jive and Wail, Green Onions and many more.  This enjoyable evening of jazz will cap off a great weekend of music in Greenville.

This week the Greenville Municipal Jazz Band will feature the beautiful vocals of Greenville native Chelsea Whirledge.  Chelsea is a 2007 graduate of Greenville High School and 2011 graduate of Ball State University.  Chelsea will be singing an updated version of the jazz standard Summertime.  She will also perform Cry Me a River and When I Fall in Love.  Chelsea is the current director of vocal music for Greenville Senior High School.

Also featured for the evening will be trumpeter John Slonaker.  John is a long time member of the band and performs regionally in many other jazz and community bands.  John resides in Troy and is the retired band director for Troy City Schools.  He will be featured on the timeless jazz standard My Funny Valentine.

This wonderful jazz concert is free and open to the public. Plenty of seating is available or you are welcome to bring your lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the band.  Bring some friends and enjoy the show.


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