Valentine Concert Warms Music-Lovers’ Hearts

February 10—The Eric Jacobson Quintet drew a large and enthusiastic audience of more than 90 music lovers to St. Joseph Hall Saturday for “My Funny Valentine,” a romance-laden evening of popular jazz classics. The concert, sponsored by the School Sisters of St. Francis’ office of Outreach Events, attracted many first-time visitors to St. Joseph center, the congregation’s international motherhouse.

Performances of favorites like All the Things You Are, You Stepped Out of a Dream, What Is This Thing Called Love?, Tenderly, and My Funny Valentine drew sustained applause. The ensemble, comprised of Eric Jacobson on trumpet, Eric Schoor on tenor saxophone, Jeff Hamann on double bass, Mark Davis on piano, and Todd Howell on drums, took turns spotlighting outstanding individual musicianship and improvisation, much to the delight and appreciation of the audience.

Visitors enjoyed holiday-themed refreshments at intermission, when they also had an opportunity to tour the landmark St. Joseph Chapel, celebrating its centennial year, and to take in the current Alfons Gallery exhibit, “Childcare: Watch Me Grow,” on view through March 18.

To receive notifications of upcoming concerts, workshops, and other special events at St. Joseph Center, please contact the Outreach Events office at 414-385-5272 or