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Performing Arts - Music

Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Grad Jazz Combo Performance

7:30 pm
Westbrook Music Building
1104 R St
Lincoln NE 68508
Additional Info: WMB
Brian Reetz, (402) 472-6865,
The Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform a series of contemporary arrangements for voices and rhythm section, including “Waltz for Debby” by Bill Evans, arranged by Swedish vocalist and arranger Anders Edenroth. Other selections include the standard “For All We Know” (arranged by Peter Eldridge), “A Boy Like You,” (composed and arranged by Amanda Taylor), and “Hanging On” by
the contemporary duo KNOWER, arranged by VJE director David von Kampen. The Vocal Jazz Ensemble performance will follow a set from the Graduate Jazz Combo.

The University’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble 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. The ensemble performs arrangements of standard and contemporary jazz repertoire in collaboration with a rhythm section. VJE participates in various performances both on and off-campus each semester, including appearances at regional jazz festivals.

The Grad Jazz Combo includes:
Chris Leach - trombone
Kyle Granville - trumpet/flugelhorn
Douglas Pierce - trumpet/flugelhorn
Runkun Li - tenor saxophone
Malachi Million - guitar
Seth Fromal - piano
Christian Chesanek - double/electric bass
Andrew Wray - drums and cymbals

Free and open to the public.


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