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Southeastern's Jazz Ensemble Performs 'Mambo Hot' Nov. 24

Contact: Elise Doster


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Jazz Ensemble II will perform “Mambo Hot,” featuring guest artist Darryl Jacob, Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium. 
     Free and open to the public, the concert will feature seven works, including “Fudge Said the Judge” by Les Taylor, “Mambo Hot” by Victor Lopez and Cole Porter’s piece “Too Darn Hot”. 
     “The Jazz Ensemble II has earned a reputation as one of the area’s more popular jazz groups,” said Southeastern saxophone and jazz instructor Richard Schwartz. “The ensemble performs repertoire ranging from classic standards, such as Johnny Mandel to more modern and investigative works by John Coltrane, Miles Davis and others.”
     The ensemble will also perform two of Jacobs’ arrangements “Wingin’ It” and “Mood Indigo,” composed by Southeastern graduate Jerome Theriot.
     As a writer and musical arranger for over 25 years, Jacob has performed professionally with artists such as The Coasters, The Platters, Kermit Ruffins and Deacon John. Jacob studied music performance at Southeastern and currently performs in the group Voodoo Funk and Soul Co. 
     In addition to university concerts, the Jazz Ensemble II has performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Ponchatoula Strawberry Toast and Jam Festival, Mississippi’s Riverfest and many other venues. 
     For more information on the “Mambo Hot” performance or Jazz Ensemble II, contact Schwartz at (985) 549-5938.

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