From Classics to Carnaval with the WSU Jazz Ensemble and WSU Jazz Combo
WHO: Weber State University Department of Performing Arts
WHAT: WSU JAZZ ENSEMBLE & WSU JAZZ COMBO, Directed by DON KEIPP
WHEN: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 • 7:30 pm
WHERE: Allred Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts
Weber State University Department of Performing Arts Program presents the WSU Jazz Ensemble and the WSU Jazz Combo, directed by Don Keipp, Wednesday, February 23 at 7:30 pm in the Allred Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets, $5/$4, can be purchased in advance through Dee Events Center Tickets, 1-800-WSU-TIKS or weberstatetickets.com.
This is an evening of upbeat music for jazz lovers and inquiring students of jazz. The WSU Jazz Ensemble will present more contemporary jazz tunes, many from the last decade and will feature vocalist Sarah Marshall on four jazz classics:"Skylark" by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael; "All or Nothing at All" by Jack Lawrence and Arthur Altman; "Satin Doll" by Johnny Mercer, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn; and "Lullaby of Broadway" by Harry Warren and Al Dubin.
The WSU Jazz Combo will perform Luiz Bonfa's "Black Orpheus," a compilation of signature tunes Bonfa wrote for famous film of the same name, including the numbers "Samba de Orfeu" and his most famous composition, "Manhã de Carnaval", which has been among the top ten standards played worldwide, according to "The Guinness Book of World Records." They will also play "Moanin'" by Bobby Timmons. Timmons' album of the same name was identified by Scott Yanow in his Allmusic essay "Hard Bop" as one of the 17 Essential Hard Bop Recordings.
For more information about this concert, please contact Don Keipp, firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-801-626-7073.