UW-Green Bay Music to present Jazz Ensembles concert Nov. 5

UW-Green Bay Music will present a concert featuring its Jazz Ensemble I, Jazz Ensemble II and Vocal Jazz Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the University Theatre in Theatre Hall on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

The Vocal Jazz Ensemble will be the first of the evening to perform, doing so under the direction of UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. John Salerno. It will kick off with Salerno’s own arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” before performing songs from Dizzy Gillespie, Donald Fagen, Alison Krause (all with arrangements by Salerno) and Harry Barris.

The Jazz II Ensemble will be the next to take the stage, with UW-Green Bay Music student Sam Stranz directing. The group will perform two pieces by Duke Ellington, as well as selections from Glenn Miller and Michael Parish; Webster and Kaper; and Jeremy Wall. Stranz is a senior who is directing the ensemble during the sabbatical of Associate Prof. Adam Gaines.

After Jazz II, the Jazz I Ensemble will perform, again under the direction of Salerno. The group’s selections will include Stranz’s arrangement of “I Can’t Help Falling In Love,” as well as pieces from Pat Metheny, Bob Mintzer, Leonard Bernstein and others.

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.

Vocal Jazz Ensemble personnel are as follows: Cassie Alfheim, Anna Behnke, NiKita Cantable, Laura Cortright, Ashley Gutting, Michaela Hogan, Brittney Koerner, Heather Roberts, Tori Schuurmans, Nicholas Schommer, Ryan Dummer, Logan Gruszynski, Derek Olson, Cody Pinkwitz; Rhythm section: Adam LeGrave, drums; Tony Pesavento, bass; Matt Hilmann, guitar; Sam Stranz, saxophone; John Salerno, piano.

Jazz II Ensemble personnel are as follows: Saxophone: Alyssa Edges, Kelton Jennings, Becky Erdman, McKenna Vanderleest, Kyle Henrickson; Trumpet: Austin Ernst, David Blihar, Evan Patton, Brandt Bailey; Trombone: Jacob Snitgen, Joe Russett, Greg Koeller; Guitar: Matt Hayes, Jon Tabers-Kwak; Bass: AJ Schmid; Piano: Anne Reis; Drums: Isaiah Hernandez, Tom Zwicker.

Jazz I Ensemble personnel are as follows: Saxophone: Sam Stranz, Alex Munson, Cole Watkins, Kelton Jennings, McKenna VanderLeest; Trumpet: Ryan Loning, Chase Collins, Gatlin Grimm, Em Elman, James Block; Trombone: Cam Collins, Nathan Marhefke, Joe Russett, Alec Haase; Guitar: Matt Hillmann; Bass: Gillian Evanoff, Tony Pesavento; Piano: Kyle Sweeney; Drums: Bobby Rich.


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