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ASPU to stage Jazz, Symphonic concerts

 

Austin Peay State UniversityThe Austin Peay State University Jazz Combo and Symphonic Band will present two free concerts sponsored by the Department of Music and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts.

Under the direction of Andrea Brown, assistant band director at APSU, the APSU Symphonic Band concert will be held Friday, Nov. 30th, at 7:30 p.m. in the concert hall of the Music/Mass Communication Building.

This performance will feature works such as Greensleeves arranged by Alfred Reed, A Fresh Aire Christmas arranged by Calvin Custer, In the Bleak Midwinter by Gustav Holst, Russian Christmas Music by Alfred Reed and Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson.

Under the direction of David Steinquest, professor of music, the Jazz Combo concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 5th in the concert theater of the Music/Mass Communication Building.

The Jazz Combo is a small jazz group with an emphasis on improvisation, Steinquest said.

“They play a variety of styles such as swing, jazz shuffles, bossa nova, sambas, ballads and funk. The people who are represented are contemporary jazz artists on a variety of instruments.”

The concert will feature works such as Gina’s Groove by John Clayton, Tai’s Tune by Jesse Davis, Coward of the County by Ron Miles, Waltz for Ruth by Charlie Haden, The Sweeper by Jason Marsalis and Kool by John Scofield. This concert also will feature special guest artist Gordon Lewis, adjunct professor of music, on bass.

For more information about the performances, call 221-7818.


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