Local choirs perform jazz concert at Clark College March 9

The Clark College Vocal Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Janet Reiter, will join forces with two local middle school choirs for another “Jazz@Clark” concert. Thomas Jefferson and Alki Middle School Choirs, directed by Katie Hebner, will be the featured guests in an  evening of swing and vocal jazz on Friday, March 9, in Gaiser Hall on Clark’s main campus at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. The performance, which begins at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public, will conclude with all three vocal groups singing Duke Ellington’s “It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got That Swing.”

The Clark Vocal Jazz Ensemble will also be performing several new arrangements by northwest jazz keyboard artist Mike Horsfall. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the vocal jazz program at Clark College. For more information, contact Peggy Winston at 360-992-2662, or visit www.clark.edu.