Southeastern hosts Veterans Day concert Nov. 11
Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Jazz Ensemble One, Southeastern Louisiana University’s premier jazz ensemble, will present a Veterans Day concert of live jazz, paying tribute to America’s war heroes, Nov. 11 at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.
The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the downtown Hammond theater, 220 E. Thomas St. General admission is $4. All students with I.D., members of the military and veterans will be admitted free.
Director Glen Hemberger said the program will include “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” made famous by the Andrew Sisters, Glen Miller’s two great standards “In the Mood” and “Moonlight Serenade,” the Duke Ellington classic, “In a Sentimental Mood,” and Louis Armstrong’s legendary “What a Wonderful World,” sung by Casey Saba.
“The concert will also feature contemporary jazz tunes, including Gordon Goodwin’s ‘The Jazz Police,’ Chick Corea’s ‘Spain,’ and Les Hooper’s ‘Barnburner,’” Hemberger said. “Rounding out the program will be Skyler Stroup singing the Frank Sinatra hit, ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin,’ and Iuliia Alyeksyeyeva performing, ‘Cry Me a River,’ originally written for Ella Fitzgerald.”
Tickets are available at the Columbia Theatre box office, (985) 543-4371. Box office hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and one hour before performance time. Doors to the Columbia Theatre open at 7 p.m.
For more information, contact Hemberger at (985) 549-2599.