Guest Artist Returns Home for Bethel College Jazz Concert – The Kansan

By Kansan Staff

Newton native Aaron Linscheid, a trumpeter who now lives and performs in the Kansas City area, will return home for a few days of teaching, training and playing at Bethel College.

A graduate of the NHS and Bethel, Linscheid played with jazz bands at both schools.

He will spend April 4 teaching jazz students and coaching the Bethel College Jazz Combo.

The following day there will be a concert at 7 p.m. in the Krehbiel Auditorium at the Luyken Fine Center, featuring Linscheid with the combo and the Bethel College Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Joel Boettger.

The concert is free and open to the public, with a voluntary offering taken to support jazz studies and performance at Bethel.

Not only is Linscheid an alumnus of Bethel, but his appearance at Bethel is largely supported by a gift from his late grandmother, Ruth Linscheid.

Ruth was still alive when Aaron and his younger brother, saxophonist and former Bethel jazz teacher Joel Linscheid, were playing in Bethel jazz bands, and she never missed a gig.

His donation to the music department was primarily to enable the college to bring guest jazz artists to campus to teach and perform with student jazz bands.

The Jazz Combo set list for the April 5 concert is “Nardis” by Miles Davis, “Samba de Orfeu” by Luiz Bonfá, “A Night in Tunisia” by Dizzy Gillespie and “Blues for Alice” by Charlie Parker.

The Jazz Ensemble will perform “April in Paris” by Count Basie; “Ceora” by Lee Morgan, arranged by Rarick; “Salina” by Maria Schneider; “Ask Me Now” by Thelonious Monk, arranged by Yasinitsky; “Tell Me A Bedtime Story” by Herbie Hancock, arranged by Gary Lindsay; and “Shiny Stockings” by Frank Foster.

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