The origins of Alexa Tarantino, a guest saxophonist at Ithaca College, as a jazz artist trace back to her hometown.
“It was something to look forward to at the beginning of the week and something to give us energy toward the end of the week,” Lecturer Greg Evans said.
“Ever since I could remember, the first time I heard jazz as a little kid, I thought, ‘this is music.’ It’s always spoken to me very directly.”
The theme of the prom was An Evening At Gatsby’s, featuring jazz tunes from the ’20s. The event featured Italian food and jazz tunes from the ’20s.