The Quincy University Music Department will host its Hawk Express Jazz Band Fall Concert on Sunday, November 11 at 3:00 p.m. at the Connie Niemann Center for Music located at QU’s North Campus (17th and Seminary Rd). The concert is free and open to the public.

The jazz band will perform a wide array of jazz tunes including: Jumpin’ at the Woodside, Watermelon Man, Hay Burner, and New York, New York.  Sophomore, Courtney Crane, will tap dance while the band performs Sweet Georgia Brown.  Junior vocalists, Sam Dust and David Czechut will bring to life the piece, Me and My Shadow, which was made famous by Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra.  Senior, Ernest Baker, will be featured on the Tenor Saxophone on the beautiful ballad, Tomorrow is Always a Good Day.

The band is under the direction of Dr. Christine Damm, assistant professor of music.

For more information, contact Dr. Christine Damm at 217-228-5432 ext. 3159.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University ( is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University Office of Community Relations by calling (217) 228-5275.