Not only do hundreds enjoy the worshipful tone of the annual Christmastide concert, but audiences also gather at the foot of the towering poinsettia tree in the Grand Lobby for a laid back evening of jazz at the Jazzin' around the Christmas Tree event.
This year, the Trinity Wind Ensemble and Jazz Combo performed a variety of Christmas classics, including “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Deck the Halls,” “Sleigh Ride,” and many more. Guest musicians joined students for the concert.
“Bugler’s Dream” was performed by Dr. Ken Austin, Dr. Benjamin Austin, and Professor Ted Golden and conducted by student Alexander Salto ’15 of Summit Argo, Illinois.
The Jazz Combo is directed by Dr. Ken Austin, professor of music.