The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Jazz Singers and Jazz Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 in Kimball Recital Hall.
The event is one of five School of Music performances offered during the week of Oct. 3-9. Those performances, listed below, include a faculty recital by Scott Anderson and a Big Band performance.
The Jazz Singers, under the direction of David von Kampen, is a small choir, open via audition to all members of the university community. Students are instructed in jazz style, ensemble singing, lyric delivery, solos and improvisation. The ensemble performs arrangements of standard and contemporary jazz repertoire in collaboration with a rhythm section.
The choir’s program includes “Twisted” by Wardell Gray and Annie Ross, arranged by von Kampen; “Otoño” by Vince Mendoza, arranged by von Kampen; “The Valley” by Ethan Gruska, arranged by von Kampen; and “Murder by Numbers” by Gordon Sumner and Andy Summers, arranged by Kerry Marsh.
The Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Greg Simon, is the university’s showcase jazz organization and one of the Glenn Korff School of Music’s most visible performing groups. Its program includes “Facing East” by Marcus Lewis; “61st and Rich’it” by Thad Jones; “Pasar el Tiempo, Aunque Fugaz, Contigo” by Edward Perez; “Deliverance” by Louie Bellson, arranged by Bill Holman; and “The Ravine” by Erica Seguine.
Tickets, which cost $5 for general admission and $3 for students/seniors, are available at the door. The concert will also be livestreamed, with details to be announced here on the day of the performance.
Other School of Music performances during the week of Oct. 3-9 are: