Student-led jazz groups to play Dec. 4
Music this week: Nov. 30 to Dec. 7
The Glenn Korff School of Music will host a concert of diverse selections from its Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Singers at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in Kimball Recital Hall.
The Jazz Singers will present music from their featured performance on Nov. 23 at the Nebraska Music Educators Association conference, including new arrangements of songs by jazz vocalist Sara Gazarek, contemporary songwriter Gabriel Kahane and Dave Barduhn’s vocal adaptation of “Groovin’ Hard,” made famous by Buddy Rich. The Jazz Orchestra will tackle two significant 21st-century compositions for large jazz ensemble: “The Pretty Road” by Maria Schneider and “Choros #3” by Vince Mendoza, as well as selections from Duke Ellington’s rendition of the "Nutcracker Suite."
Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens.
Remaining School of Music events this week are listed below. A complete schedule of performances is available online
Dec. 3 — Jazz Combos, 7:30 p.m., Westbrook Music Building.
Dec. 5 — Glenn Korff School of Music Big Band and the Grad Jazz Combo, 7:30 p.m., Kimball Recital Hall.
Dec. 5 — “An Evening of Cello” with student soloists and the Nebraska Cello Choir, 5:30 p.m., Westbrook Recital Hall.
Dec. 6-7 — The 16th annual Student Dance Project, a program of original work by student choreographers, 7:30 p.m. both days, Temple Building Lab Theatre.
Dec. 8 — “Welcome All Wonders,” a holiday concert featuring five choirs, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Newman Center.