FSU's Jazz Studies Program to Present Second Annual Evening of Jazz, "Then and Now"

May 6, 2017

Frostburg State University

Frostburg State University's Jazz Studies program will present its second annual Evening of Jazz, titled "Then and Now," on Saturday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre at 20 E. Main St. in Frostburg. The program will feature the Jazz Combo, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra - all student ensembles - that will celebrate the things that make this art form timeless and other things that help it move toward the future.The program will open with the FSU Jazz Combo, led by director Tom Harrison. The combo will play a variety of styles from jazz standards to bossa nova and samba by composers Antonio Carlos Jobim, Chick Corea, Dizzy Gillespie and Lee Morgan.Under the direction of Dr. James Reddan, the FSU Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform various arrangements of music by Paul Desmond, Louis Prima, Van Morrison and The Real Group, including a special collaboration with the jazz orchestra.FSU's Jazz Orchestra, directed by Dr. Brent Weber, will present a comparison of traditional big band music and recent instrumental jazz. The program will include selections from Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Snarky Puppy and David Sanborn.Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for seniors and veterans, $3 for students and free for children 12 and younger. Tickets are available at the door (no advance sales). Cash and credit cards are accepted.For more information, contact FSU's Department of Music at 301-687-4109.Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit www.frostburg.edu or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.