Baylor Jazz Ensemble to Serenade in Big Band Style

Sept. 8, 2011

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The Baylor Jazz Ensemble will travel back to the 1940s for an evening swing concert on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building.

"A Moonlight Serenade" will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will feature original Big Band arrangements by musicians of the era. Composers include Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Count Basie, Harry James and others.

Alex Parker, jazz studies lecturer, leads the 17-member student ensemble and faculty musicians who will be performing. Faculty artists will feature Michael Jacobson, Ph.D., music professor and associate dean for administrative affairs, on the saxophone; Wiff Rudd, professor and coordinator of brass, on the trumpet; Kent Eshelman, Ph.D., assistant professor of music, on the tuba; and Edward Taylor, Ph.D., music lecturer, on drums.

This is the fifth annual swing concert presented by the student Jazz Ensemble.

General admission tickets are $5 per person or free to anyone age 65 or older. Tickets are available at the School of Music box office, located in the lobby of the Glennis McCrary Music Building at 110 Baylor Ave. in Waco, Texas. Tickets also will be sold at the door until 7:15 p.m. For additional ticket information, call the box office at (254) 710-3571 or visit

by Carmen Galvan, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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