Jazz Concert Features Works by Ellington, Others
An evening of jazz music will feature the works of Sammy Nestico, Alfred James Ellis, Thad Jones, Randy Brecker, Tito Puente and others when the Alma College Jazz Ensemble performs its annual fall concert.
The ensemble performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24 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.
The program features big band jazz by prominent artists, composers and arrangers, including “Hay Burner” by Nestico, “The Chicken” by Ellis, “Tow Away Zone” by Jones, “Some Skunk Funk” by Brecker” and "Oye Como Va” by Puente.
The program also includes arrangements of “Walkin” by Richard Carpenter, “Sidewinder” by Lee Morgan, “Moaning” by Bobby Timmons, "In a Sentimental Mood” by Duke Ellington and “Out of Nowhere” by Green and Heyman.
Faculty director Carlos Melendez conducts the 20-student ensemble. Soloists include saxophonist Derek Clements, Montague senior; trombonist Christian Gilbert, Alma sophomore; bass player Mario Iannucci, West Branch junior; saxophonist Joshua Linkowski, Bay City junior; guitarist Christopher Foe, Ada freshman; and percussionist Nick Tersptra, Caledonia senior.
Posted: Tue, November 17th, 2009 at 4:57PM