Jazz Ensemble II to perform Nov. 18
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HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Jazz Ensemble II will present “Picking up the Pieces,” a concert featuring guest trumpet soloist Logan Place, Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
The 7:30 p.m. concert is free to the campus and community.
Jazz Ensemble II director Richard Schwartz said the program of jazz standards will include Average White Band’s 70s hit “Pick Up the Pieces,” “Theme from Family Guy,” Herbie Hancock’s “Cantaloupe Island,” Count Basie’s “Jumpin’ at the Woodside,” Tower of Power’s “You’re Still a Young Man,” “Work Song,” “Tuxedo Junction,” and “Better Get Hit in Your Soul.”
“The students in Jazz Ensemble II are really excited to perform with Dr. Place,” said Schwartz. “He is a talented trumpet artist and we are fortunate to have him here at Southeastern.”
Place joined the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts faculty last year after working as an active freelance musician and teacher in Texas and Arkansas. He has performed with numerous orchestras, wind ensembles and chamber groups, including the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Allen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra at Park Cities, and the Little Rock Wind Symphony. He can be heard on recordings with the University of North Texas Wind Symphony, University of North Texas Symphonic Band, and the University of North Texas Baroque Orchestra.
As an active baroque trumpet performer, Place has appeared with the Orchestra of New Spain and the University of North Texas Baroque Orchestra. In 2005 he won the Fantini Division of the Baroque Trumpet Competition, held annually as a part of the National Trumpet Competition in Fairfax, Va.
Place holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Henderson State University, and master’s and doctoral degrees in trumpet performance from the University of North Texas.