When the Eastman Jazz Lab Band takes the stage at Kilbourn Hall Thursday, the top-notch student players will be joined by a special guest. John Nugent, who is best-known as a Producer and the Artistic Director of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, is also a monster sax player. He'll join the band for several tunes, including Joe Henderson's arrangement of "Without A Song" and two Bob Mintzer/Herbie Hancock compositions Nugent arranged for Mel Lewis's Jazz Orchestra. He'll also be featured in a trio setting with lab band director Rich Thompson on drums and Jeff Campbell on bass.
The Eastman Lab Jazz Band with John Nugent performs Thursday, March 26, at Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs Street. 8 p.m. Free. 274-1100; esm.rochester.edu.