Studio Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Lab Band to Perform May 4

Photo of Southeast's Studio Jazz Ensemble

The May 4 concert in Academic Auditorium will feature both the Jazz Lab Band and the Studio Jazz Ensemble.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 17, 2006 — The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Music will present a jazz concert at 8 p.m. May 4 in Academic Auditorium at Southeast Missouri State University.

This annual spring jazz concert will feature both jazz ensembles: the Jazz Lab band and Southeast’s premier jazz ensemble, Studio Jazz. 

Phillip Dunlap will be the featured guest piano soloist from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.  Dunlap is graduating with a master’s degree in jazz studies from that institution in May.  He will perform with both bands.

The Jazz Lab band will perform compositions by Maurice White and Sammy Nestico, and will feature several band members as soloists.  Their program will include “In The Stone” as performed by Earth Wind and Fire as well as “Switch in Time” as performed by the Count Basie Jazz Orchestra.  

Studio Jazz will perform compositions by Miles Davis, Jerome Richardson, Gordon Goodwin and John LaBarbera.  Included in the program will be “So What” as recorded by the

John LaBarbera big band and “Samba Del Gringo” as recorded by the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band.  Both groups are lead by the associate director of bands at Southeast, Robert Conger.

Admission is $7 for the general public, $6 for University faculty, staff  and seniors, and $5 for students. Tickets 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.