Monday, April 15, 2013

University Concerts

This semester, the UConn Jazz Ensemble has prepared the arrangements of Marty Paich, as recorded on the 1959 Art Pepper + Eleven album.  The concert will take place this Thursday, April 18th at Lu’s Café, within the Family Studies building on campus.

Here is the program information:

The UConn Jazz Ensemble
Earl MacDonald, director

Colin Walters – alto sax, clarinet
Emily Lavins – alto, tenor sax
Matt Baum – tenor sax
Ian Jackson – bari, tenor sax
David Dorfman – trumpet
Michael O'Callaghan – trumpet
Emma Reber - French horn
Mike Marsters – trombone 1
Ryan Curtin – trombone 2
Kim-An Do – piano
Nick Trautmann and Lexi Bodick – string bass
Mike Allegue – drum set

Set #1:

Donna Lee by Charlie Parker
Walkin’ Shoes by Gerry Mulligan
Bernie’s Tune by Bernie Miller, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Anthropology by Charlie Parker
Move by Denzil Best, arranged by John Lewis

Set #2:

Shaw Nuff by Dizzy Gillespie
Walkin’ by Richard Carpenter
Airegin by Sonny Rollins
Appointment In Ghana by Jackie McLean, arranged by Earl MacDonald

Also... as our final performance of the year, the UConn Jazz Ensemble will perform at Black-eyed Sally's in Hartford on Monday, April 29th.  We will be part of the Connecticut College Jazz Showcase.  Jazz Ensembles from WCSU (Western Connecticut State University) and the Jackie McLean Institute (the Hartt School) will also perform.  The ensemble performances will take place between 7:30 and 9:15 p.m., and will be  followed by a collective jam session.  This is an event you won't want to miss!

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