Southeastern Jazz Ensemble to present concert
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Jazz Ensemble will present the
first concert of the fall semester on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Scheduled in
the Pottle Annex Recital Hall, the concert will celebrate the centennial of the acclaimed
jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus.
In a career spanning over three decades, Mingus worked with nearly every major figure in jazz history from Louis Armstrong to Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Herbie Hancock. His recordings are some of the most significant in jazz history, including his best-known album Mingus Ah Um (1959).
Led by Director of Jazz and Percussion Studies Michael Brothers, the ensemble will perform some of Mingus’ best-known compositions and will feature Lecturer of Double Bass John Madere as guest soloist.
For more information, contact the Department of Music and Performing Arts at 985-549-2184.