Percussion Ensemble Performs Detroit Encore
The Alma College Percussion Ensemble will present an encore of its Detroit International Jazz Festival performance to help kick off homecoming weekend.
The Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 in the Remick Heritage Center. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, and free for Alma College staff, students, and youth 18 and under. Seating is reserved. Call (989) 463-7304 for ticket information.
“Performing in Detroit was a great experience,” said Dave Zerbe, faculty director. “The roster of musicians at the Detroit International Jazz Festival, without question, was one of the greatest rosters of jazz musicians to ever perform in any one concert. It was one legend after another along with upcoming stars.”
The Alma ensemble opened the festival on the main stage on Sept. 4 and was followed by legendary jazz pianist Hank Jones and multiple Grammy Award winning jazz pianist Chick Corea.
“It was a huge honor to share the stage with them,” says Zerbe.
The Oct. 9 concert in the Heritage Center, part of Alma College’s Oct. 9-11 homecoming festivities, will include selections performed in Detroit, including “Dancing Men,” “Speedball,” “Take Five,” “Bouncin’ with Bud,” “Bag’s Groove,” “Yes or No,” “The Gathering Sky” and “Oye Como Va.”
Posted: Wed, September 30th, 2009 at 8:07AM