DMACC Hosts Jazz Concert Featuring Talented Local Performers

Posted 12/3/2018

​The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Instrumental Jazz Ensemble will perform in concert on Monday, December 10 at 7pm in the Bldg. #6 Auditorium on the Ankeny Campus. The concert is free and open to the public.
The DMACC Instrumental Jazz Ensemble is directed by Scott Davis, a DMACC Adjunct Instructor and well-known area jazz musician, who has chosen music that represents a wide variety of jazz styles. Some of the tunes the ensemble will perform during the concert include classic swing tunes, a rare Duke Ellington piece, and a classic jazz tune by trumpet player Freddie Hubbard, “Red Clay”. Mahlon Earl, alto saxophone will be featured at this concert. Mahlon is one of the jazz ensemble’s most dedicated adult performers and the creator of their nickname: “DMACC Attack!”
The musicians in the DMACC Instrumental Jazz Ensemble include: Alto Sax and Flute: Mahlon Earl; Tenor Sax & Flute: Randal Foster; Tenor Sax: Erika Avauk; Baritone Sax: Mandy Heeren; Trumpet: Jim Beckwith, Austin Clements, Katie Greenstein, Steve Melby, and Steve Lussier; Trombone: Amanda Bellis; Trombone and Sousaphone: Dave Brown; Piano: Nick VerSteeg; Guitar: Sam Miller; Bass: Jared McDonald; Drums and Percussion: David Hauser.
For more information about the DMACC Instrumental Jazz Ensemble, please contact Scott Davis at or (515) 480-2712.

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