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Southeastern Jazz Ensemble 1 concert Nov. 13

Contact: Christina Chapple


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Jazz Ensemble 1

     HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Jazz Ensemble 1 will present its fall concert on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the university’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St. in downtown Hammond.

     Conducted by Glen J. Hemberger, Southeastern director of bands, Jazz Ensemble 1 is the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts’ premiere jazz organization, comprised of 20 talented student musicians.

     Hemberger said the program will include a wide variety of jazz standards, as well as contemporary and regional favorites. 

     The concert will begin with the Cole Porter classic "Begin the Beguine," featuring senior Marcy Mayeux of Slidell on trumpet.  The song made famous by Dave Brubeck, "Take Five" will feature graduate saxophone major Emmanuel Seals of Fairhope, Ala. 

     Also on the program will be "Take the A Train," "Georgia on my Mind," and the Louis Prima/Benny Goodman arrangement of "Sing, Sing, Sing," showcasing music performance major Brian Kingrey of Covington on clarinet.  

     Rounding out the program will be a new arrangement of the New Orleans jazz standard, "Bourbon Street Parade," featuring Skyler Stoup of Mandeville on trumpet and Justin Pardue of Walker on trombone.

     General admission is $3, with a $1 Columbia Theatre processing charge. All students are admitted free. For more information, contact the Southeastern bands at 985-549-2599.

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