Southeastern University Jazz Ensemble to livestream concert


Monday, March 1, 2021 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Jazz Ensemble will livestream their first concert of the spring 2021 semester via the KSLU Facebook page on Tuesday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m., from the Pottle Music Building Recital Hall.
     The concert can be viewed at
     Under the direction of Director of Jazz Studies and Instructor of Percussion Michael Brothers, the program will include “Long Ago and Far Away,” by Ira Gershwin and Jerome Kern and arranged by Lennie Niehaus; “Follow Me,” by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays and arranged by Bob Curnow; “Jenny,” composed and arranged by Ernie Wilkins; “The Summer of ’42,” by Michel Legrand and arranged by Tommy Newsom; and “Phase Dance,” by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays and arranged by Bob Curnow.
     Joining the ensemble will be special guest Phill Fest on guitar. Son of the Brazilian piano legend Manfredo Fest, he recorded four albums with his father and has been supervising the re-release of some of his father’s earliest albums.
     One of South Florida’s most in-demand guitarists/vocalists, Fest was recognized by the Bay Area Music Awards as “Best Jazz Artist in 1996.” He has released four albums under his own name and the fifth “Café Fonfon,” featuring another Brazilian piano legend Antonio Aldofo and Brothers on drums, is to be released in late April or early May.
     For more information, contact the Department of Music and Performing Arts at 549-2184.

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