Jazz ensemble to close spring concert season

Jazz ensemble to close spring concert season

Jazz Orchestra

The Jazz Studies Area in the Glenn Korff School of Music presents the final large ensemble concert for the 2016-17 concert season at 7:30 p.m. April 26 in Kimball Recital Hall.

The concert,“Music from UNL,” will feature arrangements and originals by Nebraska students, alumni and faculty. Works by Greg Simon, Andrew Janak, Chris Leach and Waturu Nimori will be included.

The Jazz Orchestra is the university’s showcase jazz organization and one of the Glenn Korff School of Music’s most visible performing groups. Membership in the Jazz Orchestra is determined by audition each semester. Music majors as well as non-majors are encouraged to try out. This versatile ensemble performs all styles of music from Duke Ellington to the contemporary artists of today.

The Big Band 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. Big Band is specifically designed to motivate and inform music educators and aspiring teachers through innovative programming and pedagogical methods.

Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for students and seniors.