Jazz Ensemble Features Singers, Dancers, and Strings

Feb. 4, 1998

Baylor University's Jazz Ensemble I, led by director of jazz ensembles Vern Sielert, will perform in Glennis McCrary's Jones Concert Hall at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9. In addition to the 20-member Jazz Ensemble I, the concert will feature the talents of 15 singers and dancers from Baylor ShowTime! and 11 string players from the Baylor Chamber Orchestra.

The first half of the program will include Cole Porter's "Easy to Love," Urbie Green's "Ana Luiza," "Groove Blues" by Don Menza, "Us" by Thad Jones and an arrangement of "Summertime" from George Gershwin's opera "Porgy and Bess."

Following intermission, the ensemble will present "Spectrum" by Bob Mintzer, "Slave Labor" by Frank Mantooth, and "Eighty-One" by Miles Davis and Ron Carter.

Concluding the concert will be another standard by Cole Porter--"I've Got You Under My Skin," in a vocal setting by Phil Mattson and with an instrumental arrangement by one of the masters of popular orchestration, the late Nelson Riddle. Featured soloist will be Matt Walker, a junior trombone major from San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

The director of Baylor ShowTime! is Leta Horan, associate professor of piano. The group's choreographer is Jerry MacLauchlin.

The concert by Jazz Ensemble I is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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