University of Illinois Jazz Band

University of Illinois Jazz Band


1977/1978 personnel included: Mark Curry, Steve Jensen, Tom Birkner, Art Davis, Bob Allison (trumpet); Bill Overton (tenor sax), Brian Ripp (bari sax); Bill French (piano), Joel Spencer (drums).

In May, 1978, the band recorded a 23-minute set in the studios of WCIA-TV in Champaign for a small assembled audience of six people. The program was broadcast locally as "The Saturday Report". The program included the following:
  • Down for Double
  • Girl Talk
  • 19 Before Soc's Last Cup
  • Closeout (incomplete)
Stills from "Saturday Report", May, 1978, WCIA-TV (Champaign).

    In 2019, the complete 22-minute concert was uploaded to YouTube, and may be viewed here:

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