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FSU Jazz Ensemble to Present Fall Concert Nov. 3

The Frostburg State University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Jon Bauman, will present its fall concert Friday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center's Pealer Recital Hall.

The 18-piece big band will open the program with "Jump, Jive an' Wail." This swing-style selection features solos by Erin Frankenberry on tenor saxophone and Bryan Cohen on guitar. Alto saxophonist Matt Dalton is featured in the next selection, the ballad, "If I Should Lose You."

"Hey!" from the Canadian big band of Rob McConnell continues the program and includes a trombone solo by Jonas Amoonnarquah. The Latin-style tune, "Los Gatos," brings the first half of the concert to a conclusion with solos by Dalton on alto saxophone and Matt Growden on drums.

The second half of the program begins with Lionel Hampton's swing-era tune, "Red Top." Brent Paris on trombone, Diana Ezerins on vibraphone and Stevyn Carmona on trumpet will be featured in solos. Vocalist Lauren Aycock will join the band to sing "Some of My Best Friends are the Blues."

"Attitude Dance," the funk-rock tune, will continue the program, featuring solos by Laurence Brunner on trumpet and Frankenberry on tenor saxophone. In light of the pending election, the ensemble with provide an appropriate ending with "Billy May for President."

The concert is free and open to the public. It is suitable for the entire family.

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.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589