Jazz Ensembles Perform Together on Nov. 18

Nov. 15, 1999

by Richard Veit

Baylor University's Jazz Ensembles will present their second joint concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in the Jesse H. Jones Theatre in Baylor's Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. The concert will be directed by lecturer in jazz studies Benjamin Irom.

Jazz Ensemble II will play the first half of the evening's program, consisting of five modern jazz pieces. "Eye to Eye" by Lennie Niehaus will be followed by Mike Steinel's "Is Too, Is Not," Matt Harris's "Minor Bird," Sammy Nestico's "It's Oh, So Nice" and Les Hooper's "Log Rhythm."

After intermission, Jazz Ensemble I will offer five selections, opening their set with Jim NcNeely's "Pete's Feet" and then the Sammy Nestico arrangement of Johnny Mandel's "A Time for Love." Jazz Ensemble I also will play "Carmelo's by the Freeway" by Bob Florence, "Evanescence" by Maria Schneider and Sammy Nestico's "Wind Machine."

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

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