Joplin, MO (SNS) – The Southern Jazz Combos from Missouri Southern State University will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, April 17, at Gusano’s Pizza, 3929 E. Seventh St.

Three student combos will offer a variety of selections from the jazz idiom including “Four,” “Impressions,” “Work Song,” “All of Me” and many other jazz standards. Vocalists Brooke Henry and Bailey Park will be featured, singing jazz greats such as “Days of Wine & Roses,” “What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life,” “My Favorite Things” and others.

“This is an opportunity for people in the community to listen to our jazz combos in a more relaxed atmosphere,” said Dr. Phillip C. Wise, director of jazz studies. “I encourage folks to come out to relax, enjoy a pizza and listen to some jazz.”

The performance is free and open to the public; however, advanced reservations are encouraged by calling the restaurant at 417-623-9090. Be sure to request seating near the jazz combos.