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Waubonsee Jazz Combo to Play Outdoor Concert in Yorkville

Four members of Waubonsee's Faculty Jazz Combo pose outside on the college's Sugar Grove Campus.
The Waubonsee Community College Faculty Jazz Combo joins Yorkville’s Music Under the Stars concert series with a 7 p.m. show on Friday, July 22, in Town Square Park. Group members include (l to r) Jeff Ford, Gib Monokoski, Esther Espino and Mark Lathan.

The Waubonsee Community College Faculty Jazz Combo will present a free outdoor concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 22, in Yorkville’s Town Square Park, Route 47 and Main Street. The show is part of Yorkville’s annual Music Under the Stars concert series.

The combo is made up of Waubonsee music faculty members Jeff Ford, of Oswego, on saxophone; Gib Monokoski, of Geneva, on piano; and Mark Lathan, of Bartlett, on trumpet. Waubonsee graduate and staff member Esther Espino, of Maple Park, is the group’s bassist. Adjuct music instructor Frank Check, of Wheaton, will sit in and play drums for this show. 

Waubonsee music student Julia Runkle, of Yorkville, will be the special guest vocalist at the show, singing standards from the Great American Songbook.

For more information, contact Music Professor Gib Monokoski at (630) 466-7900, ext. 2500.