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Jazz Ensemble 1 in concert at Columbia April 28

Contact: Christina Chapple


      HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Jazz Ensemble 1 will present its spring concert on Monday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond.

      Led by Glen J. Hemberger, director of bands, the 20-member ensemble is comprised of Southeastern’s most outstanding jazz musicians. Characterized by bold programming and a fresh approach to the jazz idiom, Jazz Ensemble 1’s styles range from big band swing to contemporary jazz; and from rock to Latin. 

      Hemberger said the spring concert will feature “Norwegian Wood,” originally composed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney; “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” by Elton John, the Lerner and Loewe classic “On the Street Where You Live,” and the chart made famous by trumpeter Maynard Ferguson, “MacArthur Park.” 

      The ensemble will also introduce its new vocalist, Iuliia Alyeksyeyeva, a music major from Kherson, Ukraine, performing “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.”

      Also on the program will be senior music major David White of Baton Rouge on flugelhorn performing a classic ballad by Southeastern graduate Bobby Campo titled “For Donna.”

      Admission is $4 general admission seating. All students with ID, regardless of age, are admitted free of charge. 

      Doors to the Columbia Theatre, 220 East Thomas Street, will open at 7 p.m.  For further information, contact the Southeastern band department at 985-549-2599.

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