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Jazz Ensemble One in concert Nov. 13

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana University’s Jazz Ensemble One will present its fall concert on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.

     General admission is $4. Admission is free to Southeastern and all other students with ID.

     Led by Glen J. Hemberger, Southeastern director of bands, the 20-piece ensemble of premier Southeastern jazz musicians will perform “I Got Rhythm” by George and Ira Gershwin, “Children of Sanchez” by Chuck Mangione, the Dave Brubeck classic “Blue Rondo a la Turk,” and “Fireshaker!,” a song made famous by trumpeter Maynard Ferguson.

     Hemberger said the ensemble will also feature vocalist Iuliia Alyeksyeyeva, a music major from Herson, Ukraine, who will perform the Rogers and Hart standard “My Funny Valentine.” Also on the program will be freshman alto saxophonist Vitalie Gumeniuc of Chisinau, Moldova, performing the classic ballad “Samantha” by famed jazz composer Sammy Nestico.

     Jazz Ensemble One will close the program with a dynamic arrangement of the Count Basie hit, “One O’clock Jump.”
     Doors to the Columbia Theatre, 220 E. Thomas St. in downtown Hammond, will open at 7 p.m.  

     For more information, contact the Southeastern band office at 985-549-2599.

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