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FSU’s Department of Music to Present Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensemble Concert

The Frostburg State University Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will join forces to present their spring concert, which will feature a variety of selections that reflect the jazz experience, on Thursday, May 10, at 8 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Timothy Powell, the Jazz Ensemble will perform “Alright, Okay, You Win” by Sid Wyche and Meme Watts and arranged by Sammy Nestico. They will perform the beautiful song “The Way You Look Tonight” by Jerome Kern and arranged by Mike Tamaro. They will also perform “Perdido” by Juan Tizol and arranged by Rayburn Wright, “Sandunga” by Arturo Sandoval and arranged by Ed Called, “Four” by Miles Davis, “Riverscape” by Fred Sturm and “Cabeza de Carne” by Matt Harris. The ensemble will close out their section of the program with the piece “Lester Leaps In” by Lester Young, with familiar harmonies from George Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm.”

The Vocal Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Karen Soderberg and accompanied by pianist Sean Beachy, bassist Michael Murphy and drummer Greg Jaeger, will perform Dick Averre’s arrangement of “Route 66” and Steve Zegree’s arrangement of “Ray’s Rockhouse,” featuring bass-baritone David Kincaid and tenor Andre Wilson. VJE will also perform “Harlem Nocturne” by Michelle Weir and “Time’s A Wastin” by David Cross, featuring alto Kathryn Kline and soprano Britany Poindexter. To conclude their section of the program, they will perform Manhattan Transfer’s arrangement of “Twilight Zone,” with an underlying melody familiar to those who watched the well-known TV series.

For more information, contact the Department of Music at 301-687-4109.

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 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258. -end-

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