Last month, the Xavier University Jazz Ensemble released "What's up, John?" a compilation of tunes performed by the group under John DeFoor's direction between the years of 2008 and 2010. John passed away in May of 2010, and is far from forgotten (click here for the
Jazz Half May 2010 article).
The CD contains popular numbers played by the ensemble like "Senor Blues",
"Sir Duke", and more. Throughout the liner notes, you will find messages to John from the students that are both heartfelt and humorous. A BIG thanks to Sue Brown-DeFoor for coordinating the effort of putting this fabulous project together. The Jazz Ensemble recently played with the XU Faculty Jazztet in a first-time-ever collaborative performance. Click here to see footage from the show.