Jazz Ensemble to Give Concert May 6

The UALR Department of Music presents the Jazz Ensemble in concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 6, 2013 in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the UALR Fine Arts Building.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Michael Underwood at mpunderwood@ualr.edu or 501.569.3924.

The ensemble features student musicians on saxophones, trombones, trumpets, and rhythm section. The group is under the direction of UALR music instructor, and trombone player, Michael Underwood.  The saxophone section is comprised of Jonathan Baker and Michael Eubanks on alto saxphone, Jerry Williams and Zachary Martin on tenor saxophone, and Madelyn Ferpotto on baritone saxiphone. The Trombone section is Ethan Shepard, Shawn Bryan, Joshua Taylor, and John Pearson. Dr. Nickolas Jovanovic, William Byrd, Matthew Blackburn, and Terry Lovelace round out the trumpet section. Finally, the rhythm section is Lucas Murray on guitar, Korey Fells on piano, Andrew Hegg on bass, and Samuel Byrd on the drum set.

 

The program:
Anything Goes (1934)                                                                                              Cole Porter
(1891-1964)
Soloists: Jerry Williams, tenor sax; Korey Fells, piano                                    Arr. By Les Hooper

 

“April in Paris” (1932)                                                                                             Vernon Duke
(1903-1969)
Soloists: Ethan Shepard, trombone; William Byrd, trumpet                          Arr. By Bob Lowden

“Ko-Ko” (1940)                                                                                                          Duke Ellington
(1899-1974)
Soloists: Shawn Bryan, trombone; Andrew Hegg, bass

“In a Mellow Tone” (1939)                                                                                      Duke Ellingon
(1899-1974)
Soloists: Jerry Williams, tenor sax; Korey Fells, piano                                     Arr. Dave Wolpe

“Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me” (1940)                                                       Duke Ellington
(1899-1974)
Soloists: Ethan Shepard, trombone; William Byrd, trumpet                            Arr. By Steve Wright

“Wherever You Go” (2001)                                                                                      Pat Metheny
Arr. By Michael Underwood
Soloists: Jonathan Baker, alto sax; Michael Eubanks,                                      (b. 1954)
alto sax; Lucas Murray, guitar

 

 

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