Jazz 'B' Ensemble

Jazz 'B' Ensemble

SWOSU Jazz Ensemble 'A' and 'B' Performing Fall Concert this Sunday

The Southwestern Oklahoma State University Music Department will showcase its jazz ensembles this Sunday, November 8, at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center on the Weatherford campus. Admission is free.

Jazz Ensemble 'B', under the direction of graduate assistant Alexander Davis and Dr. Richard Tirk, is playing several classic tunes including April in Paris and In the Mood as well as a soon to be classic Omaha by contemporary jazz writer Gordon Goodwin.

Jazz 'A' will feature Oklahoma City screamin' lead trumpeter and SWOSU alum Kirk Palmer on three tunes made famous by Arturo Sandoval and Maynard Ferguson.  Palmer, lead trumpeter for the OKC Jazz Orchestra and Civic Center pit orchestra regular, is one of the most sought after freelance trumpeters and jazz educators in Oklahoma. 

Jazz Ensemble ‘A’ will round out the concert with a variety of charts including a Mark Taylor arrangement of the classic Misty; guitarist Wally Tarkington featured on a Fred Sturm arrangement of the Steely Dan tune Black Friday;  and Alan Baylock’s Two Seconds to Midnight. 

For more information about the concert, contact Tirk or the SWOSU Music Department
richard.tirk@swosu.edu, (580) 774. 3708 or www.swosujazz.com.