Stetson University Jazz Ensemble

The Stetson University School of Music presents Stetson University Jazz Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand.

The Stetson University School of Music will present it's Jazz Ensemble with Dr. Patrick Hennessey, director, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 9 and Nov. 20, at the Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand.

The Jazz Ensemble swings back into action at the Athens for its Fall 2019 concert series with two performances that highlight selections spanning the full spectrum of jazz. Music from many of the greatest musicians/composers in American jazz history are represented, including Billy May, Count Basie, Quincy Jones, Urbie Green, Benny Goodman, George Gershwin, and Lester Young.

With the jazz ensemble’s upcoming tour to New Orleans in January, these performances also will feature works that explore the New Orleans jazz traditions, including a recreation of Duke Ellington’s little-known 1932 version of “Sheik of Araby,” as well as the classic “Portrait of Louis Armstrong” from his 1971 Grammy-winning album, New Orleans Suite.

Tickets are available at the door or in advance online at

Tickets are $15 for adults; $5 for students and free with Stetson ID.

Jazz Pass Admission provides confirmed reserve seating until 7:15 p.m. Jazz Pass is available online at or at the door. The $50 Jazz Pass includes all four 2019-2020 concerts ($60 value)

Jazz Pass tickets are not available through the Athens box office or the theatre's website.

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