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Standard and Contemporary Works to be Heard During LRU’s Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert

Tue Apr 15 2014

HICKORY, N.C. – Comprised of students, community members, and alumnus, Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Jazz Ensemble will perform their Spring Concert, free and open to the public, on Tuesday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. in PE Monroe Auditorium.

The group will present their spring concert of standard and contemporary works for big band, with individual selections as follows:

Hava Nice Day, by Sammy Nestico

Granada Smoothie, by Stan Kenton

Songbird, by Loonis McGlohon arranged by Rob McConnell

To You, by Thad Jones

Hot House, by Tadd Dameron arranged by Eric Richards

Things Ain’t What They Used To Be, by Mercer Ellington arranged by Duke Ellington

Tuning Up, by Toshiko Akiyoshi

Just Friends arranged, by Rob McConnell

The Lenoir-Rhyne Jazz Ensemble is both a lab dedicated to furthering student’s abilities to play jazz and other popular styles, and an active performing ensemble. The Jazz Ensemble is a reorganization of the “stage band” tradition, performing diverse styles of music including swing, bebop, blues, funk, Latin, and popular song. Membership in the Jazz Ensemble is open to all LR students by audition.

For more information on Lenoir-Rhyne University’s music programs, visit their website at http://mus.lr.edu/home.

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