The Friends of Handley Regional Library System is thrilled to announce the return of the A Little Noon Music program at Handley Library in the Robinson Auditorium. This program will feature free live musical performances on the the 2nd Friday of each month until May 2023. Students from Shenandoah University Jazz, led by Dr. Matthew Niess, with be featured throughout the season. Dr. Niess is a Washington, D.C.-based cross-over Edwards Trombone and Summit recording artist. He served in The U.S. Army Band Pershing’s Own for 30 years as lead trombone in the The U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble and with the The U.S. Army Brass Quintet. He is a current member of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. In 2021, he became director of jazz studies and professor of trombone at Shenandoah Conservatory.
Join us for Christmas Brass on Friday, December 9 at 12pm with Shenandoah University Jazz.
After a break in January, SU Jazz is back on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 12pm to get us in the mood for Valentine's Day with Romantic Songs.
During March, the SU students take a break and Critton Hollow String Band will perform on Friday, March 10, 2023 at 12pm.
April will have us Celebrating Duke Ellington with SU Jazz on Friday, April 14, 2023 at 12pm.
Finally, on May 12, 2023 at 12pm, SU Jazz will help us welcome warm weather and sunshine with Spring is Here.
All performances are free and open to the public.