West Virginia University jazz musicians will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Gladys G. Davis Theatre of the Creative Arts Center on the Evansdale Campus.
The concert, featuring five of the WVU jazz programs ensembles, will be directed by faculty member Paul Scea, who heads the Jazz Studies Program in the College of Creative Arts, and WVU students Adam Osmianski and David Longfellow. Three dozen students studying music and jazz at WVU are participating in the performance.
The concert will showcase a big band, a Phelonius Monk repertory group, a piano trio and a steel combo,Scea said.It will also feature the on-campus premiere of the Jazz Departments newest ensemble, The Little Big Band.
Six of the 13 compositions that will be performed were either composed or arranged by WVU students or faculty. The program will includeOff MinorandRuby My Dearby Phelonius Monk,Rhythm of Our Worldby Arturo Sandoval,Stolen Momentsby Oliver Nelson,Sister Sadieby Horace Silver,Ozby Andy Narell,Bud Powellby Chick Corea,Tout Accableby Adam Osmianski,Tonight at Noonby Charlie Mingus,PhotographyandCarefully Engineering a Natural Disasterby WVU student Jon Cavendish,Tell Me a Bedtime Storyby Herbie Hancock andLa Malangaby Eddie Palmieri.
For tickets and information, contact the WVU Mountainlair and CAC box offices at 304-293-SHOW.