The 2020 Jazz Ensemble Swing Concert

September 14, 2020
Due to the current pandemic situation, the 2020 Jazz Ensemble Swing Concert will have a different look than in years past. But the show will go on! Although no in-person audience can be admitted for the concert, viewers at home will be able to enjoy the performance by going to the School of Music website for an online livestreaming opportunity.
The Jazz Ensemble Swing Concert is always one of Baylor’s most popular concerts. The 2020 event, the fourteenth-annual edition of “A Moonlight Serenade,” takes place on Thursday, September 17, at 6:00 p.m. This exhilarating swing concert 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 18-member Jazz Ensemble is led by Alex Parker, Senior Lecturer in Jazz Studies and Director of the Wayne Fisher Jazz Program at Baylor University. Their program will feature Glenn Miller’s “Moonlight Serenade,” Bill Finegan’s “Little Brown Jug,” and Joe Garland’s “In the Mood” (as performed by the Glenn Miller Orchestra), Duke Ellington’s “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” (as performed by the Duke Ellington Orchestra), and Louis Prima’s “Sing, Sing, Sing,” and Benny Goodman’s “Don’t Be That Way” and “Stompin’ at the Savoy” (as performed by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra).
This live concert will be streamed from the stage of Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. To join the virtual audience, simply visit the School of Music web-site by clicking here.
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