The ensemble will feature “Take the ‘A’ Train” by Billy Strayhorn, “Birk’s Works” by Dizzy Gillespie, and “Central Park West” by John Coltrane, among other compositions.
Also featured on the program will be the Lee University Faculty Jazz Trio with Wyatt on saxophone, Shawn Perkinson on guitar, and David Schwab on bass.
The Jazz Ensemble consists of 20 students with various majors. The sections include 13 wind instrumentalists and seven rhythm instrumentalists.
Wyatt, an assistant professor of music at Lee, has shared the stage with several artists, including Frank Sinatra Jr., The Temptations, The Four Tops, Doc Severinsen, and Clay Aiken, among others.
Prior to his appointment at Lee, Wyatt was the co-leader, along with his late wife Paula Archer-Wyatt, of a jazz quartet that performed throughout the greater southeastern U.S.
The performance is free and open to the public.