Baylor Jazz Ensembles to Perform Nov. 24

Nov. 20, 1997

by Richard Veit

Baylor University's two jazz ensembles will perform a joint concert at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, in Jones Concert Hall. Both ensembles are led by Vern Sielert, director of jazz ensembles.

Jazz Ensemble II will open the concert with a set of six pieces, including Sammy Nestico's "The Heat's On," the Ian McDougall arrangement of Moe Koffman's "The Swingin' Shepherd Blues," Mark Taylor's arrangement of the Gershwin tune "Someone to Watch Over Me," Mike Steinel's "Is Too, Is Not," Bob Mintzer's "Beyond the Limit," and an arrangement by Sy Johnson of Charles Mingus's "Better Git Hit in Your Soul."

Graduate student Vanessa Hasbrook will conduct the Mintzer selection.

Following intermission, Jazz Ensemble I will open the second half of the program with Frank Foster's "Blues in Hoss's Flat." Then the ensemble will play Don Piestrup's "New Blues," Bob Brookmeyer's "The American Express," and two pieces by Thad Jones-"All My Yesterdays" and "Three and One."

The concert will conclude with Jazz Ensemble I's performance of "The Fortune Teller" by Charles Gray and "Cruisin' for a Bluesin'" by Andy Weiner.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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