Jazz Ensemble To Perform At Baylor

March 26, 2002

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University Jazz Ensemble will present a concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the Jesse H. Jones Theater of Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. The 18-piece ensemble is directed by Alex Parker, lecturer in jazz studies.

The guest trombonist will be Dr. Sim Flora, chairman of the department of theory and composition at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark., where he teaches music theory, jazz studies and music technology courses. A native of southern Illinois, Flora earned his doctorate in music education from the University of Oklahoma. He also has taught public school, performed free-lance trombone work on the West Coast and in the St. Louis area and served as musical director at Six Flags Over Mid-America.

The Jazz Ensemble concert will open with the Mike Bogle arrangement of Chick Corea's "Got a Match?" and Frank Foster's setting of the Brent and Dennis tune, "Angel Eyes." Also to be heard are "Struttin' with Some Barbeque" by Nobles, Armstrong and Raye, "Doxy" by Sonny Rollins, as arranged by Rich Matteson, and "Moanin" by Charles Mingus, in an arrangement by Sy Johnson.

Following intermission, the ensemble will play Jaxon Stock's setting of a Jelly Roll Morton hit, "Black Bottom Stomp" and two pieces by Flora, "Roll Call and When We All Get to Heaven" and "Duh Blues." The concert will close with Bob Curnow's arrangement of "The First Circle" by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays.

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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