Southeastern Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band to present concert


Friday, September 27, 2019 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band will present its first concert of the fall 2019 semester Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m., in Pottle Music Building Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.
     The Jazz Lab Band program, under the direction of Lecturer of Double Bass John Madere, will include “So What” by Miles Davis and “Out of Nowhere” by Johnny Green and Edward Heyman, arranged by Jeremy Stringer and Tyler Pertuit.
     The University Jazz Ensemble program, under the direction of Instructor of Percussion and Director of Jazz Studies Michael Brothers, will include “Decoupage” by Hank Levy, “Chet’s Call” by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays and arranged by Bob Curnow, “Dindi” by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Ray Gilbert and arranged by Rob McConnell, “New Blues” by Don Piestrup, “Isfahan” by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, and “Matchpoint” by Don Schamber.
     Joining the Jazz Ensemble will be guest artist and 2013 Southeastern alumni Zakkary Garner. A native of Tickfaw, Garner received his master’s degree in jazz studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., after completing his undergraduate degree. He has performed with artists such as Ellis, Branford, Jason, and Delfeayo Marsalis, The Lionel Hampton Big Band, Wycliffe Gordon, Herlin Riley, Victor Goines, Bobby Broom, Lena Prima, and more.
     Garner currently serves as gifted and talented music instructor for Tangipahoa Parish, while maintaining an active performing career as a bandleader and sideman. Garner released his debut album “Humble Ambition” on Earthship Records in the fall of 2018.
     For more information about the concert, contact the Department of Music and Performing Arts at 549-2184.

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