Jazz Ensemble Performs Tunes by Davis, Hancock
Selections by composers “Smokey” Robinson, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and John Coltrane will highlight the Alma College Jazz Ensemble’s annual spring concert.
The jazz ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 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.
Alma College Jazz Ensemble
The program will feature arrangements of “Get Ready” by Robinson, “Freddie Freeloader” by Davis, “Cantaloupe Island” by Hancock and “Blue Train” by Coltrane. Other works include “Blessed Relief” by Frank Zappa and “Mercy Mercy Mercy” by Joseph Zawinul.
Carlos Melendez directs the ensemble. Student musicians include Middleville guitarist Jake Brower, Cheboygan bass player Benjamin King, Greenville trumpeter Jacob Schmeltzer, Mason trumpeter Kirstyn Baker, Grand Blanc tenor saxophonist Molly Boze, Potterville trombonist Tyler Larson and Petoskey trombonist James Scollin,
Also performing will be Fenton percussionist Jay Angus, Alma percussionist Cyrus Zerbe, Petoskey percussionist Tony Audia, Oxford percussionist Andrew Woody and guest trumpeter Scott Kitzmiller.
High school bands from around Michigan will perform at the 17th annual Alma College Jazz Festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 11 in the Remick Heritage Center. Admission is free and open to the public; no ticket is required.
Posted: Mon, March 18th, 2013 at 9:41AM