More than 60 years after Louis Armstrong performed in Memorial Hall, the UNC music department is bringing jazz music back to celebrate Valentine's Day.
The music department is hosting its Valentine’s Jazz Concert on Feb. 10. The concert will host an assortment of musical compilations by students from Duke University and North Carolina Central University, along with students in the UNC music department.
The concert, which has been taking place for over 10 years and is hosted by a different school each time, provides an opportunity for the various ensembles to interact with one another, said Nicholas Sengstaken, a junior saxophonist.
Senior Arvind Mallikarjunan said the concert is a way to feel more connected to other jazz ensembles performing.
“It is fun and the music varies from each ensemble presenting," said Jim Ketch, the director of jazz studies at UNC. "There is a lot of talent assembled in that one day. Very cool social networking occurs.”