Tuesday Evening Jazz Concert Planned at SWOSU

An evening of jazz is planned Tuesday, March 13, at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

The 8 p.m. concert in the Fine Arts Center will have a theme of jazz standards and feature some of the best-loved jazz pieces of all time. The free concert is sponsored by the SWOSU Music Department, and the public is invited to attend.

Jazz Ensemble B will start the evening with the classic Duke Ellington tune, Caravan, however, the arrangement performed will be the one made popular by the band Chicago.  Joining Jazz Ensemble B later in the evening will be none other than SWOSU provost and outstanding trumpeter, Dr. James South.  He will lend his sultry sound to a samba arrangement of the song, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.  

Student conductor Breydon Renard (junior music education major from Enid) will lead the band in a rendition of How High the Moon and Jazz Ensemble B’s portion of the concert will conclude with Jimmy Smith’s Back at the Chicken Shack

 Jazz Ensemble A, still buzzing from their recent performances at the 48th annual SWOSU Jazz Festival, will start their segment with Horace Silver’s funky The Jody Grind.  The evening will continue with several other great tunes including Freddie Freeloader, Blue Bossa, Just Friends, the Stan Kenton arrangement of Body and Soul, and end the night with Doc Severinsen’s band arrangement of C Jam Blues.  

For more information about the concert, contact the Music Department at 580-774-3708.