Baylor University’s Concert Jazz Ensemble will present its initial concert of the spring semester with a program on Thursday, February 8, 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 Sammy Nestico’s “Time Stream,” the first of two pieces by Nestico to be played.
Next, the Concert Jazz Ensemble will perform “I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart” by Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Henry Nemo, and John Redmond.
Also to be heard are Bill Holman’s arrangement of “Airegin” by Sonny Rollins, the Duke Ellington setting of “Perdido” by Hans Jan Lengsfelder, Ervin Drake, and Juan Tizol, and Linton Garner’s “Minor Walk,” as arranged by Gil Fuller.
Sammy Nestico’s “Hay Burner” will be followed by the closing piece on the program, Michael Philip Mossman setting of Dizzy Gillespie’s “A Night in Tunisia.”
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.