Southern presents 15th annual
"Child of the Sun" Jazz Festival
Band members perform the following day
at a service in Annie Pfeiffer Chapel
(March 22, 2002) - Florida Southern College presents the 15th annual
"Child of the Sun" Jazz Festival April 6 beginning at
2:30 p.m. The outdoor event features several jazz ensembles performing
throughout the afternoon and evening at the Wall Plaza on the Florida
Southern campus. The following day, members of the jazz bands will
perform newly composed music by Larry Willis at a service in Annie
Pfeiffer Chapel on campus at 11 a.m.
include the Vincent Herring Quartet; the Nathen Page Quartet; the
Freetime Jazz Ensemble; the FSC Jazz Ensemble, and the FSC Faculty
Jazz Quartet. Rob Bargad and Larry Willis, former Nat Adderley pianists,
will perform together as a duo for the first time. The 10th anniversary
performance of the "Child of the Sun" Suite, a work originally
commissioned from the late Adderley, will feature the FSC Jazz Ensemble
and the original members of the Adderley quintet who first performed
the work with the college band.
The chapel service
will include Willis on piano, Herring on soprano sax, and a string
section from the college orchestra.
are scheduled as follows:
Saturday, April 6:
2:30 p.m. FSC Faculty Jazz Quartet
3:45 Freetime Jazz Ensemble
5:00 FSC Jazz Ensemble featuring Jimmy Cobb, Walter Booker and the
10th anniversary performance of the "Child of the Sun"
6:15 Larry Willis/Rob Bargad duo jazz pianos
7:30 Nathen Page Quartet
8:45 Vincent Herring Quartet
11 a.m. Chapel service featuring music by Larry Willis
free to both events. Festival attendees are encouraged to bring
blankets and lawn chairs. Rain cover for festival: Branscomb Auditorium.
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.