Jazz Ensemble Earns Terrific Review

Fans of the NIU Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Professor Ronald Carter, know how "hot" the band is. We were excited to see a review of one of the band's recent performances, espousing what we already know!

In Madison, Wisconsin's Madison Magazine, critic Greg Hettmansberger penned a review entitled "Throw Out the Thermometer - It Was a Hot Night in Sun Prairie." Clearly Mr. Hettmansberger was impressed!

Among several glowing remarks, the review states "Carter hails from Georgia, and appropriately opened with a rip-roaring “Sweet Georgia Brown,” way faster than the Harlem Globetrotters could have used for their shoot-arounds. A major highlight of their first set was “Spring Can Hang You Up the Most,” which opens and closes as a ballad, while switching gears for a wild ride middle section. Trombonist Jaron McCarr was a consummate soloist throughout the number."

We encourage you to read the full review (link above). Congratulations to Ron and the band!

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