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Alumni include four Rhodes Scholars, a Pulitzer Prize winner, entrepreneurs, educators, nurses, writers, artists, doctors, explorers and trendsetters who have shaped our world.
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Theatre & Arts Calendar
- Chris Grubb Memorial Jazz Concert
- Thu, May 02, 2013 07:30 PM
- Rice Auditorium - Baldwin City
- Music Department
Chris Grubb Memorial Jazz Concert
“Kevin Mahogany, Baker alum and world-renowned jazz singer, is in residence at Baker University in Baldwin City, meeting with music classes, doing workshops, and rehearsing April 29, through May 3. A highlight of his week at Baker will be his appearance with the Baker Jazz Ensemble on Thursday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Rice Auditorium. The concert is the annual Chris Grubb Memorial Scholarship Concert and Mahogany will be the guest artist this year singing several jazz standards with the Baker Jazz Ensemble, including Kansas City, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Every Day I Have the Blues, and All Right, OK, You Win. The concert will feature several other big-band arrangements in addition to the international recording star’s portion of the program. Admission to the concert is free, although donations will be accepted that contribute toward the Chris Grubb Memorial Jazz Saxophone Scholarship at Baker University.”
- Rice Auditorium
- 404 8th St.
- Baldwin City
Built in 1955 and renovated in 1983, Rice Auditorium is the venue used by most of Baker’s visiting lecturers and performing artists. Rice is also the stage for Baker’s largest plays, performed and directed by the Theatre Department. The Music Department also utilizes Rice Auditorium to perform a variety of concerts. The auditorium, which seats approximately 880 people, is a great location that hosts a variety of intellectual and enjoyable events for students and the communities near Baldwin City. Rice Auditorium is handicap accessible.