The Department of Music at Frostburg State University will present its annual Fall Jazz Concert featuring the FSU Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensemble on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.
The FSU Jazz Ensemble, directed by Timothy Powell, will perform from a wide variety of jazz styles, including the jazz standards “Doxy” by Sonny Rollins and “How High the Moon” by Morgan Lewis, arranged by Dave Wolpe. The concert will also include “Blues for Waldo” by Dave Barduhn, the Brazilian-styled “Partido Blue” by Michael Philip Mossman and the modern rock-fusion groove “Two Seconds to Midnight” by Alan Baylock. In the swing style, the ensemble will perform “Hay Burner” by Sammy Nestico, “Out of Nowhere” by Johnny Green and the Basie-styled, hard-hitting “Gorilla Man Blues” by Mark Taylor.
Under the direction of Dr. Karen Soderberg, and featuring pianist Dr. Bomi Lim Tunstall, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble performance includes John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s “Blackbird,” arranged by Daryl Runswick; The Real Group’s “Bumble Bee” with its flowing melody; up-tempo “Pass Me the Jazz” by Anders Edenroth; and “Dancing in the Dark” by Arthur Schwartz, arranged by Phil Mattson. For a touch of the holidays, the ensemble will perform “Funky Dreidl” by Robert Applebaum and Rich Manners’ jazz arrangement of “Carol of the Bells,” a knockout amalgam of a jazz waltz and a traditional carol.
For more information, call the FSU Department of Music at 301-687-4109.
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