Extra Credit: Jazz Ensembles

The PSU Jazz Ensembles 1 and 2 will be performing their final concert of the 2010-2011 season on Tuesday April 26th at 7:30 in Memorial Auditorium, 503 N. Pine. The concert is free and will feature a great variety of jazz music with pieces from the Les Hooper Band, Marie Schneider Jazz Ensemble, Maynard Ferguson Band, Stan Kenton Orchestra, Don Ellis, Duke Ellington and more. There will be something for everyone. Jazz 2 , under the direction of Dr. Todd Hastings and student assistant Aaron Shockley, will play the standards I Left My Heart in San Francisco, In a Sentimental Mood  and Dizzy Gillespie’s Manteca plus a new work by Wynton Marsalis titled Sanctified Blues as well as other great jazz works. Jazz 1, directed by Mr. Robert Kehle, will play several works including Wyrgly by New York composer Marie Schneider. They will take you musically to Turkey with Don Ellis’ In a Turkish Bath and then close with the standard  Mack the Knife from Kurt Weill’s Three Penny Opera. We hope you will attend this great concert.