SWOSU Jazz Ensembles Plan Sunday, April 21, Concert


The final concert of the school year for SWOSU's jazz program will be Sunday, April 21, at 3 p.m. in the SWOSU Fine Arts Center on the Weatherford campus.  Admission is free, and the public is invited.

The program will feature both Jazz Ensemble A and Jazz Ensemble B and will include the music of Matt Harris, Alan Baylock and SWOSU alum Dave Hanson. 

The performance will cap off a busy weekend for Jazz Ensemble A after competing at the 42nd Annual Wichita Jazz Festival in Wichita, Kansas. Dr. Richard Tirk directs Jazz Ensemble A. Assistant Directors Hector Lopez and Nathan Rapson will lead the music for Jazz Ensemble B.  This ensemble will premiere an arrangement of Santamaria's tune “Afro Blue,” written by members of the band and facilitated by Rapson. 

Jazz Ensemble A includes: Saxophonists – Clint Kubala, Oologah; Cody Manning, Washington; Samantha Canon, Enid; Laurence Maynard, Oklahoma City; and Blanca Chávez, Tampico, Mexico. Trombonists –Myles Madden, Clinton; Herbert Herrera, Pond Creek; Abraham Gonzalez, Kemp (TX); and Anthony Valentine, Oklahoma City. Trumpets –  Jakub Chermack, Enid; Evan Neal, Enid; Austin Hardman, Guymon; Tommy Smith, Elk City; and Jimmy Mayorga, Hinton. Rhythm Section – Lauren Horn, Corn; Enid Van Treese, Tecumseh; Bobby Wolfe, Altus; Hector Lopez, Weatherford; Victor Wolf, Newkirk; Judah Muse, Lawton; and Jordan Satterlee, Oklahoma City.

Jazz Ensemble B includes: Assistant Directors – Hector Lopez, Weatherford; and Nathan Rapson, Midwest City. Saxophonists – Samantha Canon, Enid; Ashley Van Cleave, Larned (KS); Antonio Garcia, Guymon; Keely Clements, Oklahoma City; and Chassy Barrett, Idabel. Trombonists – Herbert Herrera, Pond Creek; Abraham Gonzalez, Kemp (TX); Cherokee Riddle, Muskogee; and Myles Madden, Clinton. Trumpets – Joaquin Martinez, Anadarko; A.J. Yeager, Altus; Austin Hardman, Guymon; Evan Neal, Enid; and Jakob Chermack, Enid.  Rhythm Section – Jordan Satterlee, Oklahoma City; Ashley House, Marlow; Huxley Owens, Ponca City; and Garrett Hofman, Altus.

 For more information, contact Dr. Richard Tirk at 580.774 3772 or richard.tirk@swosu.edu.