(Excerpt from The Beloit Daily News and BeloitNPA.ORG from April 2009) The Rock Prairie Big Band and the Beloit College Jazz Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 8 in Eaton Chapel, on the Beloit College campus. The event is free and open to the public; donations will be accepted at the door. The two bands will perform several selections separately before teaming on a few additional songs. The Rock Prairie Big Band, directed by Jeff Suarez, will perform “Stompin’ at the Savoy,” by Benny Goodman; “Ko-Ko” by Duke Ellington, and other popular jazz tunes. Under the direction of John Meyers, the Beloit College Jazz Band’s offering will include “Swingin’ Shepherd Blues,” by Natalie Cole and “Outback Boogie,” by Les Taylor. Another highlight of the performance will be a special appearance by the College Street Singers as directed by Susan Rice.
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