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Jazz Combo Performs Music by Miles Davis

March 20, 2014

“Instead of a full jazz ensemble, we are presenting a jazz combo for this performance. It is called Jazz Below Zero in honor of our relentless super cold winter.” — Carlos Melendez

Miles Davis tunes — including “Freddie Freeloader,” “Nardis” and “All Blues” — will highlight a performance by Jazz Below Zero, an Alma College jazz combo.

The concert begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 30 in the Remick Heritage Center. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 and up, and free for Alma College staff, students and youth 18 and under. Seating is reserved. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.

“Instead of a full jazz ensemble, we are presenting a jazz combo for this performance,” says Carlos Melendez, director of the Alma College Jazz Ensemble. “It is called Jazz Below Zero in honor of our relentless super cold winter.”

In addition to music by the legendary jazz composer Davis, the program will feature “Watch What Happens” by Michel Legrand, “The Preacher” by Horace Silver, “Mercy Mercy Mercy” by Joe Zawinul and “Red Clay” by Freddie Hubbard.

Soloists include guitarist Jake Brower (Middleville sophomore), trumpeter Eric Thompson (Petoskey freshman), percussionists Elliot Bates (Alto sophomore) and Aaron Krause (Kentwood freshman), trombonist Tyler Larson (Potterville sophomore) and pianist Jared Mason (East Jordon freshman).

 

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