On Friday, Nov. 17, the doors of the historic Ward Hotel will open for the last time for the jazz ensembles of NSU and swing dancers for the fall Swing Dance.
Doors for the event will open at 6 p.m., with music beginning at 7 p.m. Featured will be the NSU Jazz Combo, directed by Frederic Hemke, the NSU 1 O’clock Jazz Ensemble directed by Dennis McDermott, and the 2 O’Clock Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Grant Manhart. Dr. Wendy van Gent’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble will be performing swing music throughout the evening. This year’s event also features the student jazz/rock/funk group “Jet Lagged,” led by Daniel Jimenez.