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UW-Green Bay Jazz Ensembles to perform renowned, lesser-known works

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UW-Green Bay Music will feature its Jazz I Ensemble, Jazz II Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensemble during the eighteenth concert of the 2012-2013 music season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 7 at University Theatre.

UW-Green Bay’s Jazz II Ensemble directed by Adam Gaines will start the program and will perform four pieces: “Mood Indigo” by Duke Ellington and arranged by Jerry Nowak, “Baker Street” by Gerry Rafferty and arranged by Dave Wolpe, “A Foggy Day” by George and Ira Gershwin and arranged by Lennie Niehaus, as well as “Coconut Champagne” by Denis DiBlasio as adapted by Bob Lowden.

The second performance of the concert will be from UW-Green Bay’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble directed by Chris Salerno. The ensemble will perform “Happying” by Todd Buffa, “Words” by Anders Edenroth, “Morning” by Paul and Lisa Stiller, and “Watch What Happens” by Michael LeGrand and arranged by Todd Buffa.

The concert will conclude with a performance by UW-Green Bay’s Jazz I Ensemble directed by John Salerno. Their program features four pieces: “Blues for Alice” by Charlie Parker and arranged by Kyle Sweeney, “Rhythmism” by Bob Washut, “Darn That Dream” by Jimmy Van Heusen and arranged by Sam Stranz, and “Donna Lee” by Charlie Parker and arranged by John Salerno.

Tickets for the concert are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors (please call 920-465-2400 or visit www.uwgb.edu/tickets). The venue box office will also be open 90 minutes prior to the performance. Visit www.uwgb.edu/music for more information. UW-Green Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

UW-Green Bay Jazz I Ensemble personnel are as follows: Saxophone: Sam Stranz, Cole Watkins, Julio Reyes, Ceilidh Westenberger Emily Schanowski; Trumpet: Greg Koeller, Kayla Johnson, Chase Collins, Tanner Vodvarka, Gatlin Grimm; Rhythm Section: Kyle Sweeney (piano), Tony Pesavento (bass), Terry Iattoni (drums); Trombone: Bill Burroughs, Alex Reed Patrick, Romanek Joe Russet.

UW-Green Bay Jazz II Ensemble personnel are as follows: Saxophone: Katelyn Staaben (alto 1), Kyle Hall (alto 1), Kyle Henrickson (alto 2), Josh Shope (tenor 1), Kadin Dever (tenor 2) Chris Eichhorst (baritone); Trumpet: David Blihar, Chase Collins, Greg Koeller; Rhythm Section: Sam Stranz (piano), Seth Parmer (bass), Bobby Magers (drums); Trombone: Bill Burroughs, Corey Livieri, Patrick Romanek.

UW-Green Bay Vocal Jazz Ensemble personnel are as follows: Soprano: Cassie Alfheim, Irene Hoang, Michaela Hogan, Farin Ludtke, Dana Mehlhorn; Saxophone: Sam Stranz, Cole Watkins, Julio Reyes, Ceilidh Westenberger, Emily Schanowski; Alto: Katie Junak, Leah Lamalfa, Lydia Schneider, Ceilidh Westenberger; Tenor: Lane Ludtke, Julio Reyes; Bass: Sebastian Garcia, James Letellier, Tony Pesavento, Nick Schommer; Rhythm Section: Chris Salerno (piano), Seth Parmer (bass guitar), Terry Lattoni (drums).

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