The Glenn Korff School of Music Big Band and Jazz Singers will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 27 in Kimball Recital Hall.
The concert is free and open to the public. It will also be live webcast. Visit the Glenn Korff School of Music website the day of the performance for the link.
The Jazz Singers, under the direction of David von Kampen, is a small choir, open to all members of the university community by audition. Students are instructed in jazz style, ensemble singing, lyric delivery, solos and improvisation.
Their program will include “Baltimore Oriole” by Hoagy Carmichael and arranged by von Kampen; “Color Theory,” composed and arranged by von Kampen; and “I’m Hip” by Dave Frishberg and Bob Dorough, arranged by Kerry Marsh.
Big Band, under the direction of Bryan Canonigo, is a vital component of the jazz curriculum. Through intensive rehearsal and performance, students are encouraged to develop and nurture the fundamental skills necessary to perform a wide variety of repertoire and to engage in the creative process through improvisation.
“We always love sharing the stage with our friends in the UNL Big Band,” von Kampen said. “It should be a great night of jazz, and I hope people come out to listen once more before summer. It’s been such a pleasure to sing for live audiences again this spring.”