Jazz Showcase 2023

Jazz Ensemble

Honors Jazz Ensemble 2023-2024


The Mundelein High School Jazz Ensemble is one of two curricular jazz bands that are audition-based and open to all 9th through 12th grade students. Throughout the school year the band performs over a dozen times in a variety of venues including concerts at the school, jazz festivals, and music clubs in the Chicagoland area including Fitzgerald’s Nightclub in Berwyn, Nellies in Palatine, The Venue in Aurora, and The Jazz Showcase in Chicago.

In the past several years the Mundelein High School Jazz Ensemble has been named Honor Band at the Purdue Jazz Festival, Eau Claire Jazz Festival, has been selected to perform three times at the Illinois Music Education Conference (2016, 2020, 2024) and selected to perform at the 75th Annual Midwest Clinic (2021). Recent guest artists have included Kellin Hanas (‘24), Marques Carroll (‘23), Bob Lark (’23), Sharel Cassity (‘22), Steve Weist (’22), Kirk Garrison (‘21), Michele Fernández (’21), Chris Madsen (‘21), Rob Parton (‘21), and Kim Nazarian (’19).


2023-2024 Mundelein Jazz Ensemble Repertoire


Adventures by Kris Berg   

Billie's Bounce by Charlie Parker arr. John Wasson

Blue Rondo a la Turk by Dave Brubeck arr. Kris Berg

Concerto for Cootie by Duke Ellington

CRB's 76 Trombones by Meredith Wilson arr. Michael Davis & Shari Feder

Curveball by Paul Baker  

Del Rio A La Mar by Bernard Van Rossum             

El Vito En El Congo by Miguel Blanco  

Everyday Adventures by Ben Patterson             

Fever by John Davenport & Eddie Cooley arr. John Clayton

First Circle, The by Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays arr. Bob Curnow

Four Brothers by Jimmy Giuffre transcribed Myles Collins

Funkle Jelly Bags by Dave Richards      

Good Swing Wencelslas by Sammy Nestico          

Happy Go Lucky Local (Night Train) by Duke Ellington arr. Bob Zaun

Hay Burner by Sammy Nestico  

I Got Rhythm by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin arr. Wycliffe Gordon

Illuminada by Michele Fernandez

Light Show by Anthony Rankov (student composition)            

Malaguena by Ernesto Lecuona arr. Bill Holman

Miss Missouri by Benny Carter

Ms. Garvey, Ms. Garvey by Jason Marshall

Nature Boy by Eden Abez arr. Kirk Garrison

Nutville by Horace Silver arr. Greg Hopkins

On the Sunny Side of the Street by McHugh & Fields arr. Clayton, John

Portrait of Louis Armstrong by Duke Ellington

Prohibido by Benny Carter

Punching Up by Neil Carson       

Rumpus by Remy Le Boeuf          

September in the Rain by Harry Warren arr. Roy Hargrove

Short Story by Kenny Dorham arr. Thomas Matta

Sophisticated Lady by Duke Ellington

Terrible "T" by David Baker          

The Neighbor from Naylor by Bryan Carter             

Tippin' on the Q.T. by Buck Clayton

Wichita Lineman by Jimmy Webb arr. Eric Richards


Jazz Ensemble Repertoire

Conference Performance Programs from Past Years

IMEC 2024


Midwest Clinic 2021

Midwest Clinic

IMEC 2020

MHS Jazz Ensemble

IMEC 2016