Local Jazz Band to perform free concert

Local jazz band Jazz in Progress performs outside the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. 2nd St. on Oct. 20, 2012. The band will host a free concert 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Dee Palmer Band Shell in Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road.

Local band Jazz in Progress will perform 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Dee Palmer Band Shell in Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road. The concert, named “Swingin’ at the Bandshell,”  will be free of charge and is expected to last until 9:30 p.m. with a wide repertoire of music.

The group is comprised of 18 musicians who play a variety of jazz and jazz-influenced music including classical jazz, funk and swing, according to the Jazz in Progress Facebook page. Jazz in Progress is a non-profit organization that raises money for local music programs, according to the NIU calendar page.