Jazz Ensemble in concert Feb. 29, Bedford Hall
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Music Department presents an evening of jazz Wednesday, Feb. 29. Led by Director of Jazz Studies Russell Johnson, the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Frances Bedford Concert Hall of the new Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities. This is a UW-Parkside Year of the Arts and Humanities event.
"The Large Jazz Ensemble will be showcased during the concert," Johnson said. "We'll be featuring music by composers like Chick Corea and Fred Sturm as well as a chestnut from George and Ira Gershwin with Julianne Frey providing the vocals."
Corea's "Tones for Joan's Bones" off an arrangement by Mike Tomaro is among the featured music. "What's the Meaning of This" by Tom Garling and Sturm's "Street Music" are also on the playlist. Frey joins the band on the Gershwin's "How Long has this been Going On?"
The concert spotlights soloists Nick Simonsen on trumpet, saxophonists Curtis Crump and Paul Cooper, Chase Kilpatrick and Jeremy Baker on trombone, and Joshua Robinson on piano.Admission to the concert is $8 for adults and $6 for senior and students. For more information about the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Music Department, visit www.uwp.edu keyword music or call 262-595-2457.