Jazz from Movies and TV Shows Highlights SWOSU Concert on March 8

Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Music Department will present Jazz on the Big Screen, a concert of all music from film, on Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center on the Weatherford campus.

Admission is free, and the public is invited.

SWOSU Associate Professor Dr. Richard Tirk said the themed concert will feature jazz, which has been an important part of movie soundtracks since the beginning of film scores.

Movies represented at the concert will include: The Wizard of Oz (1939), Stormy Weather (1943), The Pink Panther (1964), Live and Let Die (1973) and others. Some TV show songs will also be included such as Meet the Flintstones and Peter Gunn. 

For more information, please contact the SWOSU Music Department at (580) 774 3708 or music@swosu.edu.

Members of the Jazz A and B bands that will be featured in the concert are:

SWOSU Jazz Ensemble B

  • Saxophone: Amanda Jantz, Enid
  • Tenor Sax: Noah Camp, Altus; Amanda Evinger, Marshall (IL); Brooklyn Huff, Marlow
  • Bari Sax: Colleen Garrett, Elk City
  • Trumpet: Amanda Bacon, Altus; Jason McClanahan, Amarillo (TX); Noe Ruiz, Marlow; Nathan Wesley, Ardmore
  • Trombone: Brent Andrews, Clinton; Harold Greb, Lawton; Jacob Miller, Duncan; Brittany Sanders, Marshall (IL)
  • Guitar: Teddy Deaton, Atwood; James Hill, Ringwood
  • Percussion: Dawson Leffingwell, Kingfisher; Korbin Perkey, Elk City; Aurica Rising, Edmond
  • Bass: Breydon Renard, Enid

SWOSU Jazz Ensemble A

  • Saxophone:  Jordan Irizarry, Moore; Devan Bettencourt, Kingfisher
  • Tenor Sax:  Mikey Carey, Oklahoma City; Justin Young, Del City
  • Bari Sax:  Matthew Beebe, Enid
  • Trumpet: Austin Hardman, Guymon; Aaron Edge, Lone Grove; DJ Toelle, Kremlin; Alexander Davis, Marietta (GA); Joaquin Martinez, Anadarko
  • Trombone:  Myles Madden, Clinton; Anthony Valentine, Oklahoma City; Jayden Goeringer-Evans, Bessie; Todd Warren, Tahlequah
  • Guitar: Wally Tarkington, Weatherford
  • Drums: Ryan Carlson, Enid; Floyd Hatcher, Midwest City
  • Bass:  Kaleb Bates, Moore
  • Piano: Denim Holman, Cordell