Sultans of Swing Performing Sept. 22 at Buckner Brewing Company

by News Bureau on Monday, Sep. 19, 2011

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 19, 2011 — Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Music faculty jazz combo, The Jazz Sultans, will offer a jazz performance from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 at Buckner’s Brewpub in downtown Cape Girardeau.

This swinging jazz quintet has been performing in Cape Girardeau for the past five years and has been acclaimed as the finest in the region, according to Robert Conger, professor of music at Southeast.

Performing jazz standards in a small group format, this collection of musicians is comprised of Matt Yount on piano, Robert Conger on trombone, Jay Contrino on drums, Mike Goldsmith on tenor saxophone and Southeast alumnus Sam Godwin on bass.

The Jazz Sultans play several differing styles of bebop, according to Conger, who organized the group.

“We play everything from cool jazz, to hard bop, to blues in our group,” he said. “You’ll be amazed at the versatility of the musicians who also are the core of the classically trained faculty of Southeast’s Department of Music.”

Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend. The Buckner Brewing Company is located at 132 N. Main and is smoke free during this performance.

For further information, contact Conger at (573) 651-2398.