Saxophonist Derek Brown and Jazz Ensemble in Concert

September 28, 2021
The Baylor University Jazz Ensemble will present its second program of the 2021-2022 concert season on Thursday, October 7, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, which is located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building.
This talented group of twenty student musicians performs under the leadership of Alex Parker, Senior Lecturer in Jazz Studies and Director of the Wayne Fisher Jazz Program at Baylor University.
The special guest artist will be Derek Brown, an innovative saxophonist whose one-of-a-kind solo “BEATBoX SAX” project has been blossoming across the world music scene. He has more than thirty million views across social media, and he has appeared on international television and NPR’s “Weekend Edition.” Derek Brown has performed solo concerts in all fifty United States and over twenty-five countries around the world. Known for his boundless energy on stage, creative audience interaction, and musical depth, his live shows always surprise and delight.
Opening the program will be the Baylor University Jazz Ensemble to perform “3-2-1-0” by Oliver Nelson and then the Jesper Riis arrangement of Michael Brecker’s “African Skies.”
Next, Derek Brown will join the Jazz Ensemble to solo in five of his own compositions: “A Simple Gesture,” “Again,” “All Figured Out,” “Hoping for the Best,” and “Human Error.”
This concert is free of charge and open to the public. It is also available for livestreaming at baylor.edu/music/live.
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