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Department of Music to present ASU Percussion, Jazz Ensembles, Nov. 9

October 30, 2009 -- The Department of Music at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will present the ASU Percussion and Jazz Ensembles in a joint concert on Monday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The ASU Percussion Ensemble is under the direction of Mr. Craig Collison and the Jazz Ensemble is directed by Dr. E. Ron Horton. The concert is free of charge and open to the public.

The concert will feature the ASU Percussion Ensemble in “Omphalo Centric Lecture” by Nigel Westlake. The ASU Jazz Ensemble will join them in “On Fire” by Michel Camilo. The Jazz Ensemble with continue the evening with performances of “Be-Ba-Doe” by E. Ron Horton, “Cotton Tail” by Duke Ellington, arranged by Mark Taylor, “Limbo Jazz” also by Ellington, arranged by David Berger, and “Skylark” by Hoagy Carmichael, arranged by Dave Wolpe.

Members of the percussion ensemble include Trent Duff of Pocahontas, Matt Boston of West Memphis, Jarrett Tedder of Paragould, Jon Odom of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Dylan Dimauro of Bolton Landing, N.Y., Jason DeBerry of Dexter, Mo., and Addison Bolling and Cassie Blevens of Jonesboro.

Members of the jazz ensemble include Claire Richardson of Jonesboro and Clinton Curtis of Trumann, alto saxophones; Mike Newson of Memphis, Tenn. and Allen Adcock of Jonesboro, tenor saxophones; Joshua Carter of Jonesboro, baritone saxophone; Adam Peoples Waddell of Jonesboro and Devondre Hince of Jacksonville,
trombones; Joseph Curtis of Trumann, Antonio Starks of Jonesboro, Tim Moore of Dexter, Mo., and Meagan Conley of Luxora, trumpets; Jay Shepherd of Paragould, guitar; Kevin Cremeens of Jonesboro, bass; Bryan Elder of Jonesboro and Jason DeBerry of Dexter, Mo., drums; and piano, Aaron Fisher of Southaven, Miss.

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