Jazz Combos and Jazz Ensemble Two concert scheduled Nov. 15

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: November 8, 2012

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's Jazz Combos and Jazz Ensemble Two will present its fall concert on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Music Building Auditorium.

     Southeastern Associate Professor of Piano Henry Jones will serve as guest pianist. The concert is free and open to the public.

     Directed by Richard A. Schwartz, instructor of saxophone and director of jazz studies, Jazz Ensemble Two is comprised of talented jazz musicians at Southeastern.

     "We are excited to have Dr. Jones perform with us in this concert," Schwartz said. "He is an amazing musician and the 'coolest cat' to grace the 88 keys of the piano."

     The Jazz Combos will open the concert with three pieces: "Out of Nowhere" by Edward Heyman and Johnny Green, "Strollin'" by Horace Silver, and "A Fool for Johnny" by Carter MacFarland, a Jazz Combos student.

     The second half of the concert will include "Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise" by Sigmund Romberg, featuring Jones on piano; "Art of the Big Band" by Bob Mintzer, featuring saxophone student Zakk Garner; "My Ship" by Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin; "Mood Indigo" by Edward "Duke" Ellington, featuring Jones on piano; "Munchin' Cookies" by Rick Lawn, featuring Jones on piano and the trombone section; "Got the Time?" by Ray Brown, featuring saxophone student Zakk Garner; and "In Orbit" by Ray Brown, featuring Garneron saxophone and trumpet student Branden Cooper.

     For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 985-549-2184.

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