UW-Green Bay Music to present jazz ensembles concert May 7

UW-Green Bay’s Jazz I, Jazz II, Vocal Jazz and Jazz Combo ensembles will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 at the University Theatre in Theatre Hall on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

This 36th event of the 2013-14 UW-Green Bay Music season will offer a wide range of composers and arrangers, including arrangements from UW-Green Bay student Sam Stranz and Associate Prof. John Salerno. Salerno directs the Jazz I, Vocal Jazz and Jazz Combo ensembles, while Associate Prof. Adam Gaines directs the Jazz II Ensemble.

The Jazz II Ensemble will perform first, playing “Take the ‘A’ Train” (Billy Strayhorn, arr. Mark Taylor), “Moonlight Serendade” (Glen Miller, arr. Jeff Hest), “Stompin’ at the Savoy (Benny Goodman, Chick Webb and Edgar Sampson, arr. Jeff Hest), “Passion Dance” (Jeff Jarvis) and “Sao Paulo” (David Benoit, arr. Gordon Goodwin).

After Jazz II, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble will take the stage, starting with three arrangements by John Salerno — Fabrizio di Andre’s “Il Pescatore,” Harry Barris’ “Wrap your Troubles in Dreams” and Andy LaVerne’s “Circadian Rhythm.” The group’s final piece will be “Hallelujah I Love Him So,” arranged by Kerry Marsh.

Up next, the Jazz I Ensemble will perform “Lady Bird” (Tadd Dameron, arr. Matt Hillman) and “The Easy Swing” (Bob Mintzer). The Jazz Combo will perform “I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” and “Nostalgia in Time Square,” both arranged by student Sam Stranz. The Jazz I Ensemble will then take the stage once more, wrapping up the concert with “Bye Ya” (Thelonious Monk, arr. Bob Washut) and “Body and Soul” (arr. Bob Florence).

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: Woodwinds: Kyle Hall, alto; Ceilidh Westenberger, alto; Becky Erdman, tenor and clarinet; Kyle Henrickson, baritone; Trumpet: David Blihar, Evan Patton, Brandt Bailey; Trombone: Patrick Romanek, Michael Hogan, Alex Reed, Bill Burroughs, Bill Dennee; Rhythm section: Anne Reis, piano; Matt Hayes, guitar; Jon Tabers-Kwak, guitar; Gillian Evanoff, bass; Bobby Magers, drums; Jamie Rodgers, percussion.

Vocal Jazz Ensemble Personnel are as follows: Cassie Alfheim, Nikita Cantable, Laura Cortright, Ryan Dummer, Katelynn Fuhrmann, Juan Garcia, Michaela Hogan, Leah LaMalfa, James Letellier, Lane Ludtke, Tony Pesavento, Rissel Peguero, Sydney St. Clair, Lydia Schneider.

Jazz I Ensemble Personnel are as follows: Saxophone: Sam Stranz, Alex Munson, Cole Watkins, Kelton Jennings, McKenna VanderLeest; Trumpet: Greg Koeller, Chase Collins, Ryan Loining, Gatlin Grimm; Trombone: Michael Hogan, Alex Reed, Bill Burroughs, Joe Russet; Rhythm section: Kyle Sweeney, piano; Matt Hillman, guitar; Tony Pesavento, bass; Sean Roherty, drums.

Jazz Combo Ensemble Personnel are as follows: Matt Hilman, guitar; Sam Stranz, saxophone; Sean Roherty, drums; Tony Pesavento, bass; John Salerno, piano.


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