Concert Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble II (2017)

Concert Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble II (2017)

Oct 12, 2017

Concert Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble II (2017)

The Concert Jazz Ensemble, the Thompson Jazz Studies Program’s premier ensemble, performs music from the rich legacy of big band music, from its early swing days to music by contemporary innovators. Jazz II, comprised of both jazz and non-jazz majors, perform a wide selection of repertoire for big band. Students develop their mastery of styles, ensemble playing and improvisation.

PROGRAM: Duke Ellington, arr. Frank Foster: "In a Mellow Tone"; Richard Rodgers, arr. Frank Mantooth: "Have You Met Miss Jones?"; John Fedchock: "Blues for Red"; Benny Golson, arr. Sammy Nestico: "I Remember Clifford"; Tadd Dameron, arr. Eric Richards: "Hot House"; Dick Oatts, arr. Bob Washut: "Leap of Faith"; Bob Brookmeyer: "First Love Song"; Don Pullen, arr. Paul McKee: "Big Alice"; Hugh Ragin: "A Prayer for Lester Bowie"; Jim McNeely: "Extra Credit"; Paul McKee: "The Messenger"

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"A lot of people think of big band as their grandparents' music, but as jazz evolves, big band music takes on more aspects of world music. And that's basically what jazz is: a blending of different cultures."

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