The music department at Webster University has announced the schedule of Monday night concerts by the Webster jazz faculty for the 2011-12 school year.
The series kicks off at 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 12, with a theme concert dedicated to jazz music released in 1961, a year that included significant recordings by John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Stan Getz, Max Roach, Sun Ra and many others.
Another particularly noteworthy concert is scheduled for Monday, October 10, when guitarist Steve Schenkel (pictured) will follow up last year's sellout show devoted to the music of John Lennon with a performance of music by Lennon's fellow Beatle George Harrison.
Here's the lineup of concerts in chronological order:
Monday, September 12: "It Was A Very Good Year: Great Jazz Recordings of 1961"
Monday, September 19: Willem von Hombracht Quartet
Monday, September 26: Kim Portnoy Sextet plays original jazz compositions
Monday, October 10: Steve Schenkel Trio in "All Things Must Pass: Jazz Interpretations of the Music of George Harrison"
Monday, October 24: TKT Scholarship Fund 20th anniversary benefit concert
Monday, January 30: Dave Black & Friends
Monday, February 6: Willie Akins & Friends
All concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. in Webster's Winifred Moore Auditorium, except for the TKT scholarship benefit on October 24, which will be held at the Loretto-Hilton Theatre and will carry a $10 admission charge. The other concerts are $5 at the door for general admission, and free to Webster students with ID.