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FSU Jazz Ensemble to Perform Saturday

FSU’s Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Jon Baumann, will appear in concert on Saturday, April 21, at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center’s Pealer Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

The 18-piece big band opens with Weather Report’s hit, "Birdland," featuring Matt Dalton on alto saxophone. "Since I Don’t Have You," by Brian Setzer slows down the tempo. Stevyn Carmona solos on trumpet. "Four," a classic bebop tune by Miles Davis, follows with solos by Erin Frankenberry on tenor saxophone and Stevyn Carmona on trumpet. Concluding the first half is the Latin tune, "Sandunga." Soloists include Brian Cohen, guitar; Erin Frankenberry, tenor saxophone; Brent Paris, trombone and Scott Manzo, trumpet.

The second half opens with Woody Herman’s classic swing hit, "Woodchopper’s Ball." Alison Welborne is featured on clarinet, with additional solos by Matt Dalton on tenor saxophone, Jonas Amoonarquah on trombone and David Myers on trumpet. "Everyday" by Joe Williams and Count Basie follows, with vocals by George Jones. Next up is Johnny Mercer’s up-tempo "Day In, Day Out," with Laurence Brunner playing a trumpet solo. Closing the concert in style is the funk rock tune "Critical Mass," featuring an alto saxophone solo by Matt Dalton.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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