The KSU Jazz Ensembles will host a free performance on Wed., April 24 at 8 p.m. in University Auditorium at Cartwright Hall, located at 650 Hilltop Drive, with free parking located off of Terrace Drive, in Kent, Ohio. Jazz Ensembles 1 and 2, two groups of approximately 18 students each, will perform a variety of works.
Jazz Ensemble 1â€™s performance will include Miles Davis and Gil Evansâ€™ â€œBlues for Pablo,â€ Duke Ellingtonâ€™s â€œHappy-Go-Lucky Localâ€ and Pat Methenyâ€™s â€œMinuano.â€
Jazz Ensemble 2 will perform such works as Neal Heftiâ€™s â€œLiâ€™l Darlinâ€™,â€ Ann Ronellâ€™s â€œWillow Weep for Meâ€ and Duke Ellingtonâ€™s â€œHarlem Air Shaft.â€
â€œThe audience will have a chance to hear our Kent State University Jazz Ensembles perform historically significant and artistically creative music, including original music by Northeast Ohio jazz musicians,â€ said assistant professor in jazz studies Robert Selvaggio.
The work of Northeast Ohio composers featured in the concert will include â€œIf Thouâ€ by Paul Ferguson and â€œWags Chiliâ€ by Mark Russo. Russo, a trumpet player, will also perform as a guest soloist at the concert.
The Jazz Ensemble is composed of both undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning about and performing jazz music. The students are a combination of music performance and education majors, jazz minors and students with majors outside of music.
The group works in a variety of jazz styles, including Dixieland, swing, be-bop, contemporary big band, salsa and fusion.
KSU students can earn 500 FLASHperks points by attending this performance. For more information on the Jazz Ensembles and the many other ensembles in the School of Music, visit kent.edu/music.
For more information contact:
Effie Tsengas, email@example.com, 330-672-8398