Rio Grande, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College School of Arts and Letters will present its Spring Jazz Ensemble Concert Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in the Berry Fine and Performing Arts Center.

The university’s ensemble will perform a selection of songs from Gershwin’s classic jazz opera, Porgy and Bess. Porgy and Bess has been the inspiration for many great jazz renditions through the years, with classic songs “Summertime”,” I Loves You Porgy”, “It Ain’t Necessarily So”, and others. All of the numbers have been arranged by Ensemble Director Dr. Chris Kenney. Members of the Jazz Ensemble are Taylor Brewster, Alexis Russell, Andrew Howes, Eliza Davies, Jeff James, Taylor Jones and Brett Sisson.

The concert will be free to the public. Anyone interested in more information can contact the School of Arts and Letters at (740) 245-7364.