Be cool. Attend the 6:30 Concert Series next week
UW-Green Bay’s 6:30 Concert Series continues with “Miles Davis’ Birth of the Cool” on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Weidner Center’s Fort Howard Hall. It is free and open to the public. Performers will recreate the 1957 album “Birth of the Cool” — a creative collaboration between then up-and-coming trumpeter Miles Davis and innovative arranger Gil Evans. Drawing upon the influences of bebop and European impressionism and scored for an unusual instrumental nonet, this recording imagined a new future for jazz. An ensemble of UW-Green Bay music faculty and friends will recreate the album live from the restored manuscript. UW-Green Bay historian and Associate Provost Clif Ganyard and UW-Green Bay Associate Professor Adam Gaines (Music/trumpet), will provide commentary on the music.