TWU Jazz band taps to a new beat

The Trinity Western University Jazz band has a new addition to the family. Besides the twelve-piece TWU Stage Band, this year will mark the beginning of TWU's new seven-piece Dixieland band. On Saturday, November 23rd, 2002, Big Band fans will be hopping to the jazz performance at Brookswood Baptist Church.

Paul Hoelzley, PhD, Professor of Music and TWU Director of Bands, is thrilled about the new addition. "This is the very first time we have had a Dixieland Band with authentic instrumentation,” says Hoelzley. In the past, we often didn't have expert players, all at the same time. As clarinet, tuba and banjo are all very important for Dixieland instrumentation, and we are pleased to have talented student players on these instruments.”

Hoelzley, who is internationally recognized in professional performance, instrumental music education and music therapy, will conduct the performance. He is also a former member of the award-winning Paris Arts Brass Quintet and the famed Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Dixieland band will be taking concert goers back to the early 1900's when that musical style began in New Orleans. "We tried to keep TWU's Dixieland Band instrumentation legitimate and historically precise," says Hoelzley. “I think anyone who joins us is going to have a great time—just like listeners did when it all started a century ago.”

Event: TWU Jazz band to play – includes the TWU Stage Band and Dixieland

Date: Saturday November 23, 2002

Time: Food at 6:00pm, music at 7:00pm

Location: Brookswood Baptist, 20581-36 Ave., Langley, B.C.

Cost: Free Admission (Voluntary contributions will be accepted for the
Instrumental Music Fund at Trinity Western University)

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 3,200 students this year. With a broad-based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 35 major areas ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 12 graduate degrees including counseling psychology, theology and administrative leadership.

Last Updated: 2007-09-26