Lisa Hittle is Assistant Professor of Music and directs the jazz program at Friends University. She is a frequent performer with various jazz ensembles in and around Wichita.
“The Maynard Ferguson Orchestra came to Winfield, Kansas to Southwestern College and played a concert. It was the famous Live at Jimmy’s band, it was that lineup that recorded that album with Bruce Johnstone on baritone saxophone.
It was that night that everything really changed for me and I knew exactly what I wanted to do.