Jazz Band to Perform Concert Nov. 21

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 7, 2003 — The Southeast Missouri State University Jazz Lab Band and the Studio Jazz Ensemble will be featured in “An Evening of Jazz” at 8 p.m. Nov. 21 in the University Center Ballroom.   The Jazz Lab Band and the Studio Jazz Ensemble are under the direction of Barry Bernhardt, director of University Bands at Southeast. The program to be performed at this concert will be selected from pieces by Duke Ellington, Gordon Goodwin, Jeff Tyzik, David Metzgar and Jim Martin. Featured titles include “In a Mellow Tone,” “Purple Porpoise Parkway,” “Always and Forever” and “Blues for Stephanie.”   This concert will feature the talents of area jazz musicians and former Southeast Studio Jazz Ensemble alumni. The principal featured soloist scheduled for this concert is “El Buho,” Gary Gazaway/Trumpet, Nashville recording artist. El Buho has performed and recorded with the Machito Salsa Orchestra, The Commitments, George Jones and Phish. El Buho was a featured soloist with the Studio Jazz Ensemble at last year’s Clark Terry Jazz Festival.  Other soloists slated for this concert are Bryan Davidson, guitar; Matt Yount, piano; Brian Brinker, drums; and Darren Burgfeld, trombone.   From the hits of Duke Ellington and Count Basie, to the contemporary big band sounds of Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band and to the music of Missouri native, Pat Metheny, this concert should have something for virtually every area jazz enthusiast.