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Jazz Ensemble ‘Too Funky for Words’

The annual spring jazz performance will feature a full big band of 18 students performing a variety of music with featured soloists from each section of the band.

Jazz EnsembleJazz EnsembleThe Alma College Jazz Ensemble performs its annual spring concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in the Remick Heritage Center.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 and up, and free for all Alma College staff, students and youth 18 and under. Seating is reserved. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.

The concert will feature a full big band of 18 students performing a variety of music with featured soloists from each section of the band.

Jazz EnsembleJazz EnsembleThe show promises to deliver “something for everyone,” says Visiting Instructor and Director Jeff Ayres. The song list includes a ballad, two Latin numbers, a piece in 5/4 meter, three up-tempo swing numbers, and one that Ayres refers to as “too funky for words.”

Guest performers Christian Gilbert, a 2012 Alma College graduate, and Tom Rice of Midland will join the students for the performance. In addition, two high school students will be featured — Clifton Metcalf of Alma High School and Lauren Duflo from Fulton-Middleton High School.

Story published on March 17, 2015
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