Monday, March 26, 2012


The UConn jazz combos hit the von der Mehden stage tonight at 7:30 p.m.  This semester we have four groups, with each assigned to a theme.  Should you attend tonight's concert, you will hear groups playing the compositions of Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter and bebop composers, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker.

The opening act will be the Brien McMahon High School Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ron Secchi.  They are coming all the way from Norwalk, CT.  Saxophonist Colin Walters, a current UConn jazz student, is a graduate from this school.

If you're still not sold on attending this concert, this should seal the deal: I am playing drums with the John Coltrane ensemble, attempting to play the role of Elvin Jones.  For farcical reasons alone, you won't want to miss this one!

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