Jazz Ensemble Performs Music by Ellington, Others
The Alma College Jazz Ensemble will perform arrangements by famous composers like Duke Ellington and Gordon Goodwin in its annual fall concert.
The concert takes place at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23 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.
Ellington’s “Satin Doll” opens the concert, followed by Curtis Fuller’s “Alamode,” Neal Hefti’s “Cute” and Dizzy Gillepsie’s “Birks Works.”
Alma College Jazz Ensemble
The second half of the concert features “The Chicken” by Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis, “Blue Miles” and “Elektric City” by Chick Corea, and “The Jazz Police” by Gordon Goodwin.
Twenty-two students comprise the ensemble, including five saxophonists, four trombonists, two guitarists and a pianist. Carlos Melendez, visiting instructor of music at Alma College, leads and directs the group.
“The Alma College Jazz Ensemble will perform a variety of jazz arrangements of classics from past and present composers,” says Melendez. “All are welcome.”
Posted: Sat, November 6th, 2010 at 4:52PM