On Friday, September 28, an audience of students, parents, and community members dressed in formal black and white attire listened to a song from Sesame Street as they had never heard it before— jazz style. It was just one of many songs that Josh Moshier and his band performed for the annual Black and White Dress-up Night of Jazz.
Trinity’s Jazz Band, joined by Dr. Kenneth Austin, professor of music, opened the night with several pieces.
“This concert is supposed to be fun,” said Alex Tien ’15 of Orange City, Iowa, who introduced the performers. “Feel free to dance or hoot and holler with the music.”
The Josh Moshier group featured Moshier on the piano along with a trumpeter, saxophonist, drummer, and bassist. It was also the final night the group featured vocalist Milton Suggs, who moved to New York the next day. The Chicago-based group has also performed at both the Chicago and Twin Cities Jazz Festivals.
“I really enjoyed jazz night,” said Alexis Warden, ’14 of Pella, Iowa. “Since I am new to the jazz genre, I really liked getting to hear many different samples of the music.”