Jazz Ensemble Concert Set For March 29

March 26, 2001

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University Jazz Ensemble will present a concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in Jones Concert Hall. The 21-member ensemble performs under the direction of Steve Roach, lecturer in jazz band and trumpet. Also featured will be a jazz quintet known as the Baylor University Jazz Combo.

The guest vocalist will be the director's wife, Ann Roach.

Opening the program will be the Mark Taylor arrangement of Duke Pearson's "Jeanine," followed by Dan Gailey's "Skydance." The ensemble will offer an arrangement by Bob Curnow of Pat Metheny's "Letter from Home," the Lennie Niehaus setting of "Almost Like Being in Love" (from Lerner and Loewe's musical Brigadoon) and Bart Howard's "Fly Me to the Moon," as arranged by John La Barbera.

After the Jazz Combo plays its set (to be announced from the stage), the Jazz Ensemble will return to play an arrangement by Baylor professor of saxophone Michael Jacobson of a Bobby Timmons piece, "Dat Dere," and Jerry Nowak's arrangement of "God Bless the Child" by Arthur Herzog and Billie Holiday.

The program will close with Steve Wiest's "On the Edge."

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

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