Music Corporation to perform “Jazz Without Elephants” Nov. 6


Vincent Tellez, Staff Writer

The Music Corporation puts on their first concert of the year, “Jazz Without Elephants,” at the Doyle Dean Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. this Thurs., Nov. 6. Tickets will be $12 at the door or can be pre-ordered online at the choir website,

As the show is one of only two performances for the group, member junior Steven Ledzelter said the choir is excited to see it all play out.

“There’ll be fast jazz and slow jazz,” Ledzelter said. “There’s even some scat involved in some of the songs.”

Music Corp. is comprised of ten male and ten female students who auditioned last spring for the opportunity to sing and perform with the group. As part of the concert, Music Corp. will perform with a professional jazz ensemble and showcase at least twelve songs, all of them vocal jazz. Outside of the ensemble performances, four soloists will perform throughout the night, including senior Bridgette Pineau. She believes the jazz show will be an excellent way for the student body to experience the genre.

“It’s kind of a throwback to the days when jazz was relevant,” Pineau said. “It’s not really relevant anymore, and it’s kind of a shame because before I was in Music Corp., I didn’t really know what jazz was. I never listened to it, but it’s such a cool style of music. This is kind of a way to get students to listen to it.”

The show builds to an exciting finale, one which Ledzelter said is one of his favorite moments in the show.

“It’s upbeat and fast, and it’s a good peppy song,” Ledzelter said. “It’s really interesting, with a lot of different types of styles.”

Pineau said the final piece of “Jazz Without Elephants” is her favorite song in the show’s lineup.

“Every time we do it there’s so much energy, and it’s just a lot of fun,” Pineau said. “I think the audience will really like it.”

Pineau said she wants people to understand that the choir department should be on the list of things that Plano’s known for.

“It’s kind of our show to make people realize that Music Corp. can sing,” Pineau said. “I think it’d be really cool to get support from the student body, to recognize that we have a fine arts program and it’s awesome.”