When You Wish Upon A Star to Enchant Audience on October 19

Sep 25 / 2023

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Get ready to embark on a magical musical journey as the enchanting world of Disney comes to life through the mesmerizing melodies of jazz. IU Auditorium is proud to present When You Wish Upon a Star: A Jazz Tribute to 100 Years of Disney on October 19, promising an unforgettable evening of nostalgia, sophistication, and sheer musical brilliance.

To celebrate a century of Disney's storytelling and cinematic mastery, When You Wish Upon a Star takes audiences on a captivating ride through time, revisiting iconic Disney classics reimagined with the soulful artistry of jazz. This unique fusion of timeless melodies and innovative arrangements will have both young and old alike spellbound by the magic of Disney.

The newly created house band of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, curated by artistic directors Jon Batiste and Christian McBride, will grace the stage to bring Disney's cherished tunes to life in ways you've never imagined. Led by musical director Sean Mason along with vocalists Kim Nalley and Sasha Dobson, the band will provide enchanting melodies from Snow White to the adventurous spirit of The Jungle Book, and the timeless tunes of Toy Story.

“This special evening of music and familiar songs led by the newly-created house band of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem will be an absolute delight for all ages and backgrounds,” said IU Auditorium Executive Director Maria Talbert. “This iconic music, that has stood the test of time, speaks to such a wide array of people. Music and Disney fans will not want to miss this.”

Audiences can expect jazz interpretations that pay homage to Disney's rich musical heritage while infusing them with fresh creativity and improvisation. It's a musical journey that celebrates the past, present, and future of Disney, leaving audiences of all ages with smiles on their faces and tunes in their hearts.

Whether a Disney aficionado or simply a fan of world-class jazz, this performance promises to be a magical night filled with unforgettable music and memories for all ages.

When You Wish Upon a Star at IU Auditorium is presented in partnership with Lennie’s and Lamar Outdoor Advertising. IU Auditorium’s 2023–2024 season is presented by French Lick Resort, Curry Auto Center, The Herald Times, Upland Brewing Company, World Arts Inc., and B97.

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Celebrating 100 years of Disney through the lens of jazz.