Fall Jazz Concert Planned for Nov. 19

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 5, 2004 — The Southeast Missouri State jazz program will perform its annual fall jazz concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 19 in the University Center Ballroom at Southeast Missouri State University.

The concert will feature both jazz ensembles: the Jazz Lab band and Southeast’s premier jazz ensemble, Studio Jazz.  The Jazz Lab band will perform compositions by Bob Mintzer, Joe Zawinul and Les Hooper.  Their program will include “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” as performed by the Buddy Rich band and will feature several members of the band.

Studio Jazz will perform compositions by Dizzy Gillespie, Don Menza, Hank Levy and Tom Kubis.  Included in the program will be “Groovin’ High” as recorded by the Rob McConnell big band and “Wind Machine” as recorded by the Count Basie big band.  Featured soloists will include Robert Redmond on trumpet, Brad Long on alto saxophone and Steve Stenzhorn on trombone as well as several other members of the band.  Both groups are lead by the new Associate Director of Bands at Southeast, Robert Conger who also teaches music education classes as well as the low brass studio.

Admission is $7 for the public; $6 for University faculty, staff and seniors; and $5 for students. Discounts are available in advance only by calling the Performing Arts Box Office at (573) 651-2265 or by stopping by the lobby of the Rose Theatre.