Dean-Dorhauer Jazz Orchestra to perform “The Wiz vs Diz” at March 19 concert in St. Charles


The Dean-Dorhauer Jazz Orchestra gives the Big Band treatment to iconic songs from the Disney movies and “The Wizard of Oz” at the upcoming Saturday Night Lights concert at the Baker Community Center in downtown St. Charles. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. on March 19 at the center, 101 S. Second St.

The concert series is presented by the Norris Cultural Arts Center.

$25 and $30 tickets include coupons for free drinks (beer, wine and soft drinks).

For more information and a link to online ticketing, visit

The Dean-Dorhauer Jazz Orchestra is a collaboration between Brett Dean, founder of the popular Shout Section Big Band, and John Dorhauer, creator of the newly-composed jazz band, Heisenberg Uncertainty Players, and includes members from both bands.

“Drawing on the swing experience of Shout Section and Heisenberg’s new compositional journey, this program takes a fresh, vintage look at musical favorites, all in the versatile formats of the jazz orchestra,” said Brett Dean.

The Saturday Night Lights series continues on April 16 with the Dennis O’Brien Band. Singer and guitarist Dennis O’Brien, a longtime local favorite, presents an evening of hits from the 1970s to the present day. On May 21, Judy Garland comes to life in a loving centennial tribute performed by Joan Ellison.

The Norris Cultural Arts Center would like to thank season sponsor Meyers & Flowers Trial Attorneys for their continued generous support of these events, and radio station WDCB-FM for their support of this event.

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Henry R. Wright