Six of WVU’s best jazz bands and many student compositions will be showcased at the Jazz Ensembles Concert Monday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gladys G. Davis Theatre of the Creative Arts Center.
The concert will be directed by Paul Scea and Gregory Thurman. According to Scea, who is director of Jazz Studies at WVU, the ensembles will perform styles ranging from experimental to Latin jazz.
The program will feature The Latin Jazz Band performing “What Wedding?” written by WVU student Brandon Lucas and “Favela” by Antonio Carlos Jobim, arranged by student Colin Wood; On the Corner performing “When’s the Wedding?” by student Brandon Lucas, and “Cherokee” by Ray Noble, arranged by student Jesse McBee; and The Quintet performing “Touch Her Soft Lips and Part” by William Walton and “Merely Acquaintances” by student Colin Wood.
The Soundpainting Ensemble will perform “Improvisation #104” by the WVU student group Soundpainters; Organ Meat will perform “Battle Cry” by Ryan Kisor and “Song for My Father” by Horace Silver, arranged by Kisor.
And finally, Little Big Band will perform “Air Space” by student Chris Mickel, “Talvez” by student Colin Wood, “Grey” by student Jesse McBee, and the traditional work “Another Glass of Wine,” arranged by student Danny Bain.
Students in the jazz groups include:
Latin Jazz Band: Jesse McBee, trumpet; Travis Klein, saxophone; Kenneth Johnson, trombone; Colin Wood, piano and saxophone; Brandon Lucas, guitar and piano; Greg Thurman, bass; Josh Garrett, percussion; Jack Rago, percussion; and Zane Cupec, drums
On the Corner: Jesse McBeek, trumpet; Diego Lyra, piano; Brandon Lucas, guitar; Rob Palmay, bass; and Chris Newsom, drums
The Quintet: Jesse McBee, trumpet; Colin Wood, saxophone; John Posey, guitar; Greg Thurman, bass; and Jack Rago, drums
Soundpainting: Brandon Lucas, Chris George, Julie Wisman, Greg Thurman, Colin Wood, Erin Lawson, Rafael Langoni and Andrew Ayers
Organ Meat: Jesse McBee, trumpet; Diego Lyra, keyboard; John Posey, guitar; and Dave Price, drums
Little Jazz Band: Colin Wood, Chris Mickel, John Posey and Travis Klein, saxophones; Matt Kingsbury, trombone; Brandon Williams, Brandon Barr, and Jesse McBee, trumpets; Diego Lyra, piano; Brandon Lucas, guitar; Greg Thurman, bass; and Jack Rago and Josh Garrett, drums.
For tickets and information, contact the WVU Mountainlair and CAC Box Offices at 304-293-SHOW.
CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
304-293-4841 ext. 3108, Charlene.Lattea@mail.wvu.edu