Illinois State University Jazz Ensembles I and II will present their annual Valentine’s Big Band Dance from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, February 11, at the New Lafayette Club, located at 1602 S. Main St. in Bloomington. Admission is $15 per person, and tickets will be sold at the door only. Attendees are required to dress nicely (no jeans or T-shirts).
The ensembles, which are directed by Tom Marko, will feature classic big band music from the 1930s and 1940s. A wide variety of ballroom dance styles like cha-cha-cha, rhumba, waltz, swing, salsa, and samba will also be included. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m., and a cash bar will be available.
All proceeds from the event will go to support student jazz activities at Illinois State University, including guest artists, travel, purchase of music, and more. For more information, contact Tom Marko at (309) 438-2541 or tjmarko@IllinoisState.edu.