FSU's Jazz Studies Program to Present First Annual Evening of Jazz

October 29, 2016

Frostburg State University

Frostburg State University's Jazz Studies program will present its first annual Evening of Jazz on Saturday, Oct. 29, 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. Doors will open at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.The program will open with the FSU Jazz Combo, led by director Tom Harrison. They will perform Thelonious Monk's composition, "I Mean You," and other jazz fusion classics. Jazz combo is made up of students Wesley Mason, violin; Mirto Dorcil, piano; Corey Snowden, guitar; Grant Stryckning, guitar; Daniel Bedwell, guitar; and Matthew Heverly, drum set.Under the direction of Dr. James Reddan, the FSU Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform a variety of music composed and arranged for vocal ensemble and rhythm section. Tunes will include the big band classic, "Tuxedo Junction," made famous by the Glenn Miller Orchestra, as arranged by Kirby Shaw; Manhattan Transfer's version of the doo-wop standard, "Boy From New York City"; and the original modern work "Words" by The Real Group.FSU's Jazz Orchestra, directed by Dr. Brent Weber, will present selections with a rock, funk and fusion twist. Their program will include the 1962 Herbie Hancock funk original, "Watermelon Man," as arranged by Bob Lowden; "City" by jazz fusion pioneer Jeff Lorber; Buddy Rich's version of The Doors' "Soul Kitchen"; and one selection from the current fusion jazz group Snarky Puppy.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.