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Department of Music presents Jazz Ensemble concert, 'Music from Stage and Screen,' Oct. 8

Sept. 30, 2009 -- The Department of Music at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will present the ASU Jazz Ensemble in a concert, “Music from Stage and Screen,” on Thursday, October 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. The concert will feature modern big   band arrangements of music from the classic era of stage and screen. The performance is free of charge and open to the public.

The concert will include performances of “Girl from Impanema,” by Antonio Carlos Jobim, arranged by Mark Taylor, featuring saxophonist Michael Newson; “On Green Dolphin Street,” by Bronislau Kaper, arranged by Frank Mantooth; “I Can’t Get Started” by Vernon Duke, arranged by Victor Goines, featuring trumpeter Joseph Curtis; “Oh, Lady Be Good!,” by George Gershwin, arranged by Terry White; “On The Street Where You Live,” by Fredrick Loewe, arranged by John Berry; “Lover” by Richard Rodgers, arranged by Marty Paich; and “Manteca” by Dizzy Gillespie, Walter Gil Fuller, and Luciano Pozo Gonzales, arranged by Mike Tomaro.

Members of the ASU Jazz Ensemble include trumpets: Joseph Curtis of Trumann (lead), Antonio Starks of Jonesboro, Timothy Moore of Dexter, Mo., and Meagan Conley of Luxora; saxophones: Claire Richardson and Josh Carter of Jonesboro, Clinton Curtis of Trumann, Michael Newson of Memphis, Tenn., and Allen Adcock of Bono; trombones: Adam Peoples-Waddell and Nathan Waddell of Jonesboro and Devondre Hince of Jacksonville; piano: Aaron Fisher of
Southaven, Miss.; bass: Kevin Cremeens of Bono; guitar: Jay Shepherd of Paragould; drums: Brian Elder of Jonesboro and Jason DeBerry of Poplar Bluff, Mo.

For details, contact the Department of Music at (870) 972-2094.


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