Goshen College’s Lavender Jazz spring concert set for April 5

Concert: Lavender Jazz Spring Concert
Date and Time: Friday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Umble Center
Tickets: $8 adults, $6 K-12 students, free for GC students and employees

Lavender Jazz performing at the Goshen Theater during Goshen’s First Fridays event.

Lavender Jazz, Goshen College’s big band jazz ensemble, will present its spring concert in the Umble Center at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 5.

The concert will feature charts for full ensemble and small combos. Lavender Jazz is directed by Greg Smucker.

Smucker is a trumpeter, composer and teacher. He has performed with a variety of jazz and classical ensembles within northern Indiana, including The Truth in Jazz big band and Maple City Brass Quintet. He is currently the principal trumpet of the Maple City Community Orchestra, while also serving as the executive director. He enjoys composing and arranging music for various settings, especially for congregational singing.

Smucker studied music at the Fort Hayes Performing Arts Career Center in Columbus, Ohio during high school. He then received a bachelor’s degree in music from Goshen College. Following graduation, he taught instrumental music at Bethany Christian High School for four years.

Tickets for the concert are available online now.