The Marshall University Jazz Ensemble 12.0, under the direction of Dr. Ed
Bingham, will present its finale performance of the fall semester at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3, in Smith Recital Hall. . Featured will be the music of the
Maria Schneider Orchestra, The Radiohead Jazz Project, Stan Kenton, Bob
Florence, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Gordon Goodwin.
This concert will showcase the outstanding student soloists of the ensemble, Bingham said. Austin Seybert, trombone, and Luke Miller, baritone saxophone, will perform featured solo compositions for their respective instruments. Both Seybert and Miller were selected to participate in the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Orchestra and have been two of the most prominent improvisation artists during their time as members of the MU 12.0 Jazz Ensemble. They were members of the MU Jazz Ensemble that performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Jazz à Juan Festival in 2009.
In addition, vocalist Jennifer Billups will be featured in arrangements of Bart Howard’s ever-popular tune Fly Me to the Moon, Jobim’s Desafinado and the Dianne Schuur/Count Basie version of We’ll Be Together Again. Billups was the featured vocalist for the MUJE’s appearance at the inaugural conference of the Jazz Educators Network in St. Louis, where her performance attracted the attention of many vocal jazz professionals.
Finally, the MU Jazz Ensemble will usher in the holiday season with Stan Kenton’s medley of Christmas favorites. The ensemble will add French horns and a tuba to accomplish the rich texture that is characteristic of Kenton’s compositions.
Bingham said that the time has changed to 2 p.m. from any earlier announcements. Admission is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.
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