Bienen Ensembles

Jazz Small Ensembles


Monday, November 18, 2019 at 7:30pm CST

McClintock Choral and Recital Room

A contrafact is a new musical composition built from a preexisting one, most often a new melody overlaid onto a previously devised harmonic structure. Contrafacts have served an extraordinary purpose in the jazz tradition. Lennie Tristano turned “Out of Nowhere” into “317 East 32nd Street”; Coleman Hawkins turned “Lover, Come Back to Me” into “Bean and the Boys”; and Thelonious Monk turned “Oh, Lady Be Good” into “Hackensack.” Come hear Northwestern jazz students spin American classics and jazz standards into new blues, swing, and improvisation contrafacts.

Tickets are $6 for the general public and $4 for students with valid ID.

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David and Carol McClintock Choral and Recital Room


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Located in the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this rooms seats 120 and offers a flexible space for choral rehearsals, small ensemble performances, and student recitals.