The era of Big Band music comes to life again when the Baylor University Jazz Ensemble presents the twelfth-annual edition of "A Moonlight Serenade." This exhilarating swing concert, on Thursday, September 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, is a re-creation of what folks in the 1940s heard on radios, in nightclubs, on 78-rpm records, and from the hotel ballrooms of their day.
The 20-member Jazz Ensemble is led by Alex Parker, Senior Lecturer in Jazz Studies and Director of the Wayne Fisher Jazz Program at Baylor University. Faculty guest artists include saxophonist Michael Jacobson, trumpeter Mark Schubert, clarinetist Jun Qian, pianist Horace Maxile, drummer Edward Taylor, and tubist and pianist Kent Eshelman.
The Jazz Ensemble will play in the styles of such top names as Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Bunny Berigan, Les Brown, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Harry James, Duke Ellington, and Woody Herman.
Tickets, priced at $5, are available by visiting the Baylor University Ticket Office
. They may also be purchased, in person, at the Baylor University Ticket Office, which is located in the Bill Daniel Student Center. (Please note that tickets are free for anyone who is 65 years of age or older.) For additional ticket information, call the Baylor University Ticket Office at 254-710-3210.