UNL Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Singers Performance: New Beginnings

Oct 9 2019 - 7:30pm

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About this event
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music begins the 2019-2020 jazz season with a new pairing of ensembles. Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Singers will each perform a variety of arrangements and original compositions from some of the preeminent jazz writers of the 20th and 21st century, including Bob Brookmeyer, Vince Mendoza, Tom Kubis, and Dick Reynolds. The concert will also include music arranged by Michele Weir and former UNL composition professor Eric Richards, in addition to several arrangements and compositions by David von Kampen, who directs both ensembles. The Jazz Orchestra is the university’s showcase jazz organization and one of the Glenn Korff School of Music’s most visible performing groups. This versatile ensemble performs all styles of music from Duke Ellington to the contemporary artists of today. In addition to numerous performances in the Lincoln/Omaha area, the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra has been heard on NPR’s Jazz Set with Branford Marsalis. The Jazz Singers is a small choir, open to all members of the University community by audition. Students are instructed in the jazz style, ensemble singing, lyric delivery, solos, and improvisation. The ensemble performs arrangements of standard and contemporary jazz repertoire in collaboration with a rhythm section. Jazz Singers participates in various performances both on and off-campus each semester, including appearances at regional jazz festivals. Tickets: Adults $5; Students/Seniors $3
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Kimball Recital Hall
1113 R Street
Lincoln, NE 68588
United States
Phone: 4024726865