You can always count on a great concert from the Eastman Jazz Ensemble and the school's New Jazz Ensemble, but this Thursday's show should be extra strong. Highlights will include pieces by three recently departed giants. The works will include a suite by Bob Brookmeyer, New Jazz Ensemble director Dave Rivello's mentor, and three pieces by Fred Sturm who took the reigns of Bill Dobbins' Eastman Jazz Ensemble while Dobbins was working in Europe in the 1990's. There will also be a piece by Kenny Wheeler, the great trumpeter who died last month.
The Eastman Jazz Ensemble and the New Jazz Ensemble perform Thursday, October 9, at Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs Street. 8 p.m. Free. 274-1100; esm.rochester.edu.