MELBOURNE, FLA. — The traditional academic talent of Florida Institute of Technology students is combining with the fresh musical talent of members of the
university’s first-ever jazz band. The band debuts on Friday, April 24 at 4 p.m. at the university’s outdoor entertainment venue, the Panthereum.
Joining the band on stage is another new ensemble, Florida Tech Latin Percussion. Admission is free. The rain location is the Rathskeller Pub.
Under the direction of assistant professor of music in the Department of Humanities and Communication Jamie Younkin are 13 jazz band members. All are
students with the exception of Ivica Kostanic on guitar. He is an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.
The band also comprises: Keri Hoadley and Stephanie Zoutenbier on trumpet; Paul Decker and Sarah Tyson on trombone; Richard Allabaugh and Rob Stone on
saxophone; Jen Hemphill and Heather Wylie on flute; Kleber Garcia and Casey Gardner on guitar; Mike Paniccia on drums; and David Jarkey on piano.
Younkin is hoping to add more members to the jazz band by the fall.
For more information, call (321) 674-7320.