Susquehanna Jazz Ensemble to Perform Music of Masters
SELINSGROVE—The Susquehanna University Big Band will present a jazz concert on Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. in Weber Chapel Auditorium.
The ensemble will be directed by Joshua Davis, assistant professor of music and director of jazz studies at Susquehanna University. With music by jazz masters Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington and Dave Brubeck, the concert also will showcase Susquehanna’s Jazz Combo performing contemporary interpretations of Tchaikovsky, Miles Davis, Joshua Davis and others.
The group will perform some of the most famous pieces in jazz history, including “Cottontail” by Duke Ellington; “Feels So Good” by Chuck Mangione; “Blue Rondo a la Turk” by Dave Brubeck; and “Begin the Beguine,” first made famous by Artie Shaw in the 1930s. Davis played with the Artie Shaw Band in numerous tours during the 1990s.
Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 36 states and 13 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu.
Karen M. Jones