CMU Presents Fall Jazz Concert
The Swinney Conservatory of Music at Central Methodist University presents its fall Jazz Concert on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Keith House Band Room on the third floor of Classic Hall on the Fayette campus. The concert is free and open to the public.
There are two groups performing in this concert--The Vocal Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Claude R. Westfall, director of choral activities; and The CMU Swift Kicks and Hot Licks T-Berry Basement Band, under the direction of Jo Ellen and Dr. Ron Shroyer, both adjunct professors of music.
The Swift Kicks and Hot Licks Band will be performing pieces such as Duke Ellington's "Concerto for Cootie," Joseph Kosma's "Autumn Leaves," Victor Young's "When I Fall in Love," Ray Charles' "Hallelujah I Just Love Him So," Ronald Shroyer's "Ron 'n' Ron," and more. The Vocal Jazz Ensemble will be singing Freddie Mercury's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," Hoyt Axton's "Joy to the World," "Waltz for Debbie" arranged by Peder Karlsson, and more.
Comprising The Swift Kicks and Hot Licks Band are:
Saxophones--Brad Smith (Mexico), Dylan Hawkins (St. Clair), Donald Heaton (Chillicothe), Mary Rose Lehman (Robertsville), and Michael Utlaut (Saint Charles); trumpets--Joslyn West (Macon), Courtney Clark (Chillicothe), and Rachel Richard (Lake Ozark), Wayne Brown (O'Fallon), and Lucas Johnson (Pacific); Trombones--Lara Bendall (Troy), Bobby Mobley (Monett), Brian Thode (Crystal City), and Max Cassidy (Platte City); rhythm--Josh Hall (Chapel Hill, Tenn.), Nathan Gargus (Owensville),Scott Durreman (Lebanon); and strings--Ann Marie Pelley (St. Peters) on piano, and Derek Volkmann (Franklin) on guitar.
The Jazz Ensemble includes:Sopranos Calley Rogers (Lebanon) and Hannah Utlaut (St. Charles); altos Tanjie Hoover (New Franklin) and Jamie Rector (Jefferson City); tenors Cal Bergthold (Fayette) and Hershel Williams III (Buffalo); and basses Dane Johnson (Columbia) and Austin Long (Monroe City).
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