Baylor Jazz Ensemble To Perform Nov. 24

Nov. 14, 2003

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University Jazz Ensemble, comprised of nearly 20 of the School of Music's finest jazz players, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, in the Jesse H. Jones Theater of Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.

The Jazz Ensemble is directed by Alex Parker, lecturer in jazz studies.

The program will open with Burnin' by Don Menza, followed by Sara's Song by Robert Curnow and Sy Johnson's arrangement of Haitian Fight Song by Charles Mingus. The Jazz Ensemble also will play the Sammy Nestico arrangement of Billy Strayhorn's Chelsea Bridge, Nestico's Wind Machine and Paper Spoons by Jim McNeely.

The program will conclude with Bill Holman's After You've Gone, Duke Ellington's Sugar Rum Cherry (with a tip of the hat to Tchaikovsky) and Michael Mossman's Cubauza. Visiting Lecturer in Percussion Todd Meehan will join the Jazz Ensemble's percussion section for the Mossman tune.

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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