The University of Iowa
Scott Chernis

David Sanborn Electric Band

A collaboration with the UI School of Music

Presented by
Adult: $50 | $40 | $30
College Student: $45 | $10 | $10
Youth: $25 | $10 | $10

This performance is a Group I event - a 20% discount is applied when five or more Hancher events are purchased at the same time. 

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 7:30 pm

Saxophonist David Sanborn studied jazz at the University of Iowa in the early days of the program before going on to fame. In this special concert, Sanborn returns to play not only with his own band, but with fellow alumni of the UI jazz program.

Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsors:
Shaun Glick and Jessica Tucker Glick
Roger and Sarah Lande
Jeff and Susan Sailors
Shive-Hattery Architecture + Engineering


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Fifty years ago, Hancher Auditorium didn’t even exist, Ray Nagel was in his first season as the Iowa football coach and David Sanborn was studying saxophone at the University of Iowa. A lot has changed since then.
The Early Days of the University of Iowa Jazz Program
KCCK - Saturday, September 24, 2016
This item is no longer available. David Sanborn, world-renown jazz saxophonist, began his playing career at the University of Iowa in the early 60s, at a time when there was no jazz program at the UI. And not only was there no jazz program, the music department administration had no interest in creating one. But percussion instructor Tom Davis, along with a group of interested students, including a young Dave Sanborn, didn’t take no for an answer, and created an extra-curricular program. Retired Iowa City middle school director Jerry Zinn played sax next to Sanborn in that very first band, dubbed the UI Jazz Lab Ensemble.

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