Meeting the Standards
Who: Weber State University Department of Performing Arts
What: WSU Jazz Ensemble
When: Thursday, 4 October 2012, 7:30 pm
Where: Allred Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts
Cost: $7/$6 - those with military identification receive the student price
Dee Events Center Tickets: 1-801-626-7000 or weberstatetickets.com
The Weber State University Department of Performing Arts presents the WSU Jazz Ensemble Thursday, October 4, at 7:30 pm in the Allred Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts. This will be the WSU directing debut of Dr. Shannon Roberts, the new WSU Jazz Ensemble director. The 18-piece jazz band will perform a wide range of selections spanning the last 70 years of big band jazz. The band will feature music from Count Basie, Bob Mintzer, Allen Vizutti, Bobby Sherwood, Buddy Rich and Henry Glover.
Of special note are two new arrangements written for the WSU Jazz Ensemble by Dr. Roberts: “I’ll Drown in My Own Tears,” featuring tenor saxophonist David Leavitt and pianist Casey Wood in a Gospel “3” tribute; and “Away We Go!” showcasing set drummer Tyler Torrico and trumpeter David Bertram in a tribute to the Vegas Style Buddy Rich Band. Also on the concert will be members of the WSU Jazz Combo, who will perform four contrasting pieces from the standard jazz repertoires.
Tickets are $7/$6. Those with military identification will receive the student price. Tickets can be purchased at the Dee Events Center Ticket office, the Browning Center Box Office, by phone at 1-801-626-7000 or on-line at weberstatetickets.com or at the Browning Center Box Office beginning one hour before curtain.