Lavender Jazz to perform spring concert March 21

Members of Lavender Jazz, Goshen College’s big band, perform at a First Friday event in downtown Goshen last fall. (Photo by Alia Munley ’15)

Concert: Lavender Jazz Spring Concert
Date and time: Friday, March 21, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall
Cost: $7 adults, $5 seniors/students. GC faculty/staff/students free with ID.

Lavender Jazz, Goshen College’s big band, will present a spring concert in the Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 21.

Lavender Jazz will present jazz charts and arrangements by Bennie Moten, Richard Rodgers, George and Ira Gershwin, Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Nat King Cole and more. Four Goshen College student vocalists will be featured, and smaller jazz combos will also perform. Lavender Jazz is directed by Dr. Christopher Fashun, assistant professor of music.

Tickets are $7 adults, $5 seniors/students, available at the door one hour before the concert. Goshen College faculty, staff and students are free with ID.

Christopher Fashun is assistant professor of music at Goshen College, where he conducts the Symphony Orchestra, directs the Lavender Jazz ensemble, oversees the music education program, conducts the orchestras for musicals and opera, and teaches applied percussion. In 2011, he became the music director of the Elkhart County Youth Honors Orchestra where he has the opportunity to work with talented high school musicians throughout Elkhart County.

Dr. Fashun holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from St. Olaf College in Northfield (Minn.) and received his master’s degree in percussion performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a doctorate in orchestral conducting from the University of Iowa where he studied conducting with William LaRue Jones and viola with Christine Rutledge.