Jazz Showcase 2023

Jazz Ensemble

Honors Jazz Ensemble 2022-2023


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, 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 (2018-2022), Eau Claire Jazz Festival (2014), has been selected to perform three times at the Illinois Music Education Conference (2016, 2020, 2024) and selected to perform at 75th Annual Midwest Clinic (2021).

2022-2023 Mundelein Jazz Ensemble Repertoire

(Our) Love is Here to Stay -- Gershwin, George arr. Riddle, Nelson (Vocal)
A Sound for Sore Ears -- Heath, Jimmy  
Blues for Mr. P. -- Martin, Jim   
Caravan -- Tizol, Juan & Ellington, Duke arr. Wasson, John
Chicken Scratch -- Berg, Kris      
Cold Peanut Butter -- Hall, Scott
Corazon -- King, Carol arr. Stapleton, Bill
Denial -- Patterson, Ben
F.M. -- Mays, Lyle          
Film Noir #1 -- Walden, Chris     
Georgia on My Mind -- Carmichael, Hoagy arr. Peterson
Groove Blues -- Menza, Don      
Harlem Airshaft -- Ellington, Duke          
Intrepid Fox, The -- Hubbard, Freddie arr. Richards, Eric
Jack the Bear -- Ellington, Duke
Just Friends -- Klenner, John & Lewis, Sam arr. McConnell, Rob
My Dear -- Neu, Andrew             
Night in Tunisia, A -- Gillespie, "Dizzy" arr. Nestico, Sammy
Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square, A -- Maschwitz & Sherman, arr. Mantooth, Frank
Old MacDonald -- arr. Nash, Ted
Portrait of Sidney Bechet -- Ellington, Duke        
Say What!? -- Cassity, Sharel arr. Mossman, Michael Philip
Sing Sang Sung -- Goodwin, Gordon       
Summertime -- Heyward & Gershwin, arr. Morey, Brad
Tall and Lanky -- Coffin, Jeff arr. Zvacek, Bret
That Warm Feeling -- Nestico, Sammy   
Time after Time -- Kahn, Sammy & Styne, Jule arr. Schamber, Don
To the Top -- Patterson, Ben      
Union -- Le Boeuf, Remy             
Winter Wonderland -- Bernard arr. Marsch, Carol & Langford, Paul (Vocal)
You 'N Me -- Nestico, Sammy     

Conference Performance Programs from Past Years

IMEC 2016


IMEC 2020

MHS Jazz Ensemble

Midwest Clinic 2021

Midwest Clinic