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04-19-2011


UC’s Jazz Ensemble Swings into Spring with Semi-Annual Concert

 


University of the Cumberlands (UC) Jazz Ensemble took to the stage on Monday April 18, 2011 to present their end of semester spring concert at the Nell Moore Recital Hall.

Williamsburg, KY - University of the Cumberlands (UC) Jazz Ensemble took to the stage on Monday April 18, 2011 to present their end of semester spring concert at the Nell Moore Recital Hall.

The students and faculty members performed a variety of jazz and big band pieces directed by David Threlkeld. Included on the playlist were: Switch in Time by Sammy Nestico, A Drop in the Bucket by John Fedchock, One Mint Julep by Rudolph Toombs and arranged by Alan Baylock, It Had To Be You by Gus Rahn and Isham Jones, Getaway by Peter Cor and Beloyd Taylor (arranged by Paul Murtha), Portrait of a Drummer by Saul Feldstein and Soul Sister by Don Sebesky.

Many of the involved students were able to show off their improvisational and solo talents on various instruments, including – Michael Rice (Williamsburg, KY), Casey Bernard (London, KY), Logan Butler (Albany, KY), Vick Rose (Woodbine, KY), Tyler Vaughn (Mt. Vernon, KY), David Harris (Mt. Vernon, KY), Dr. Steven Sudduth, Nicki Howard (Eaton, OH), Jared Adams (London, KY), Michelle Kroger (Ft. Mitchell, KY), and Samantha Feltner (London, KY).

University of the Cumberlands Jazz Ensemble is a standard big band that performs music in a variety of styles including swing, bebop, Latin, ballads, rock and funk. The ensemble performs frequently on the Cumberland campus and throughout the region.

Every year the Jazz Ensemble hosts a guest artist who presents performance clinics and then performs with the band on an evening concert. The band also hosts the annual University of the Cumberlands High School Jazz Ensemble Clinic every January. The UC Jazz Ensemble is open to all students on campus regardless of their major field of study.

For more information, please visit the website at: http://www.ucumberlands.edu/academics/music/ensembles/jazz