UW-Green Bay to present jazz concert April 30

UW-Green Bay’s Jazz I, Jazz II, and Vocal Jazz ensembles will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at the Cofrin Family Hall within the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

The event will feature a wide range of composers and arrangers, including arrangements from UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. John Salerno. Salerno directs the Jazz I and Vocal Jazz ensembles, while Associate Prof. Adam Gaines directs the Jazz II Ensemble.

The Jazz II Ensemble will perform first, playing “Makin Whoopee!” (Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson, arr. Gordon Goodwin), “A New Standard” (Vince Norman), “Together Houses” (Vince Norman), “Mambo No. 5” (Dámaso Pérez Prado), and “Mercy Mercy Mercy” (Joe Zawinul, arr. Phil Wilson).

After Jazz II, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble will take the stage, starting with “Four” (Miles Davis), “It’s You Or No One” (arr. Kelly Marsh), “Whenever I Call You Friend” (Kenny Loggins, arr. John Salerno), and “Brahms Lullaby” (J. Brahms, arr. John Salerno). The group’s final piece will be “Four Season’s Medley,” arranged by UW-Green Bay student Nick Schommer.

Up next, the Jazz I Ensemble will perform “Alianza” (Eric Moralis), “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” (arr. John Salerno), “Beyond the Sea” (arr. Bob Nowak), and “In My Life” (Lennon/McCartney, arr. John Salerno). They will conclude the concert with “Take the A Train” arranged by Arturo Sandoval.

Tickets for the jazz ensembles concert are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call (920) 465-2400 or visit www.uwgb.edu/tickets. UW-Green Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu/music.

Jazz II Ensemble Personnel are as follows: Saxophone: Alysha Brooks, Becky Erdman, Kyle Hall, Kelton Jennings, Ceilidh Westenberger; Trumpet: Brandt Bailey, Greg Koeller, Rachel Massey, Andrew Peroutka; Trombone: Cam Collins, Alec Haase, Nathan Marhefke, Joe Russett; Rhythm section: A.J. Schmid, piano; Matt Hillman, guitar; Jon Tabers-Kwak, bass; Tom Zwicker, drums.

Vocal Jazz Ensemble Personnel are as follows: Cassie Alfheim, Anna Behnke, Laura Cortright, Ryan Dummer, Ashley Gutting, Michaela Hogan, Brittney Koerner, James Letellier, Derek Olson, Rissel Peguero, Nick Schommer, Tori Schuurmans, Victoria Schwenn, Valerie Sidon, Marisa Slempkes, Sydney St. Clair, Jack VanBeek.

Jazz I Ensemble Personnel are as follows: Saxophone: Rebekah Erdmann, Kelton Jennings, Kyle Hendrickson, Alex Munson, McKenna VanderLeest; Trumpet: James Block, Chase Collins, Em Elnar, Gatlin Grimm, Ryan Loning; Trombone: Cam Collins, Alec Haase, Nathan Marhefke, Joe Russett; Rhythm section: Kyle Sweeney, piano; Matt Hillman, guitar; Gillian Evanoff, bass; Isaiah Hernandez, drums; Bobby Magers, drums.

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