Baylor University’s Concert Jazz Ensemble will present its second concert of the fall semester with a program on Thursday, November 9, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, which is located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. The twenty-one-member Concert Jazz Ensemble is led by Alex Parker, Senior Lecturer in Jazz Studies and Director of the Wayne Fisher Jazz Program at Baylor University.
Opening the program will be the Matt Harris setting of “Adjustment” by Horace Silver, David Springfield’s “A Little Peace,” and “Hodgepodge” by Lennie Niehaus.
Then Tina Sala, a sophomore from Grand Prairie, will be featured as alto saxophone soloist in the Frank Foster arrangement of “Angel Eyes” by Matt Dennis and Earl Brent. Jazz graduate assistant Austin Crumrine will conduct.
Bill Holman’s “No Joy in Mudville” will be heard next, followed by “New Rochelle” by Bob Mintzer.
The program will close with John Clayton’s arrangement of “Squatty Roo” by saxophonist Johnny Hodges, who wrote the piece in 1941 for the Duke Ellington orchestra.
This concert is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.