Jazz Nite

Nov 3, 2012, 7:30 PM
McCready Hall, Taylor Meade Performing Arts Center

Pacific University's Jazz Band presents Jazz Nite

Fall Jazz Nite is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 in the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center (2014 Cedar Street) on the Forest Grove Campus.

The program will open with the famous “Groove Blues” by Don Menza, followed by “Moanin’” by Charles Mingus.

Newcomer Megan Moll will join the band to sing “Beyond the Sea,” after which the Latin hit “Two Seconds to Midnight” will feature trombonist Lincoln Weaver.

The great Chuck Mangione hit “Children of Sanchez” will feature Evan Burrell on tenor saxophone and Carsen Fox on drums to close the first portion of the concert.

The Jazz Improvisation Class and the Saxophone Quartet will each perform a short set, including the tunes “Freddie Freeloader,” “Moonlight in Vermont,” “Cantina” from Star Wars, and Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz.”

The Jazz Band then will return with special guest artist Allan Mair on flute.

"If you’ve never heard jazz flute you’re in for a real treat," Director of Bands Michael Burch-Pesses, D.M.A., said "Allan is one of the best!"

Mair will solo on Thelonius Monk’s “Well You Needn’t, Cantaloupe Island” by Herbie Hancock, and then switch to alto flute to play “Lotus Bud,” a Shorty Rogers standard arranged especially for the alto flute.

The program will conclude with Dizzy Gillespie’s “Manteca.”

General admission is $7, or $5 for senior citizens 65 and greater, Pacific students, faculty and staff.

Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 503-352-2918.


Posted by Helen Bair (bair6173@pacificu.edu) on Oct 16, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Edited by Jenni Luckett (jluckett@pacificu.edu) on Oct 23, 2012 at 11:42 AM

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