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Tribute to Jazz Rock Planned Thursday at SWOSU

SWOSU Jazz Ensemble A is one of the groups set to perform March 10 in a tribute to jazz rock.

A jazz ensembles concert with a tribute to jazz rock is planned Thursday, March 10, at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

The concert featuring SWOSU Jazz Ensembles A, B and Jazz Combos will be held at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

SWOSU Jazz Director Dr. Richard Tirk said the concert will showcase music influenced or directly related to the pioneers of jazz rock including Miles Davis, The Yellowjackets, Chick Corea and others. 

Tirk and graduate assistant Tyler Macon will do their best to channel the talent of the Brecker Brothers on the well-known tune, Some Skunk Funk.  The concert will also feature performances by two jazz combos, one of which is led by Macon.

For additional information, contact the SWOSU Music Department at 580.774.3708.