Jazz Ensemble Performs Fall Concert
A Sunday afternoon of jazz music will feature the works of Charlie
Mingus, Sammy Nestico, Gordon Goodwin, Bob Mintzer and others when the
Alma College Jazz Ensemble performs its annual fall concert.
Admission is free to the 3 p.m. performance on Sunday, Nov. 16 in the Remick Heritage Center.
The program will feature big band jazz by prominent artists, composers and arrangers, including “Out of Nowhere” by Johnny Green and Eduard Heyman, “Nostalgia in Times Square” and “Boogie Stop Shuffle” by Mingus, “That Warm Feeling” by Nestico, “Poultry in Motion” by Kris Berg, and “High Maintenance” and “Hunting Wabbits” by Goodwin.
Other works include “Acha” by Mintzer, “Fat Cat” by Mark Taylor, and “Cute” by Neal Hefti, arranged by Mintzer.
Faculty director Carlos Melendez conducts the 22-student ensemble. Soloists include pianist Masina Rose, West Branch freshman; saxophonists Joshua Linkowski, Bay City sophomore, and Nathan Glitman, Alma senior; and trombonists Jennifer Olney, Kingsley sophomore, Kristian Taylor, Mount Pleasant freshman, and Christian Gilbert, Alma freshman.
Other soloists include trumpeter Lysa Knight, Cass City sophomore; guitarists Ian Fowler, Ada sophomore, and Travis Swanson, Palmer freshman; drummer Nicholas Terpstra, Caledonia junior; and bassist Danielle Cunningham, Cheboygan sophomore.
Posted: Fri, November 7th, 2008 at 9:00AM