The performance also includes one of the Luther jazz combos performing "Tight Knit," a piece written by Luther senior and tenor saxophonist, Peter Mathistad.
In addition to conducting the jazz band and the jazz combos at Luther, Ailabouni teaches improvisation, jazz theory and arranging, jazz history, studio improvisation and trumpet lessons. He also performs with the Luther College faculty brass quintet. Before teaching at Luther, Ailabouni taught at Western Michigan University and served as the co-director of the Western Invitational Jazz Festival. Ailabouni has toured internationally in France, Puerto Rico and Brazil and performed domestically at the Midwest Band Clinic in Chicago, the Detroit International Jazz Festival and Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.