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Friday, April 21, 2006

PSU Jazz Ensembles & Choir to perform

The Pittsburg State University Jazz Ensembles and Jazz Choir will present their final Pittsburg concert of the 2005-2006 school year at 7:30 p.m. on April 25. The concert, in Pittsburg’s Memorial Auditorium at 5th and Pine in downtown Pittsburg, is free.

The concert features music from the 1940s to contemporary big band works.
PSU graduate Lisa Gerstenkorn will be featured in the original Frank Sinatra arrangement of his classic, "Fly Me to the Moon." Russell "Rusty" Jones, a member of the PSU Music Department faculty, will also be featured on a beautiful ballad written by Los Angeles film composer Patrick Williams. Williams and Jones were band members when both were students at Duke University.

The program also includes pieces by contemporary flugelhorn player Chuck Mangione, classic Count Basie tunes, a bit of Latin with "The Girl from Ipanema," some Kenton, and some Manhattan Transfer.

For more information, call Bob Kehle, director of Jazz Studies, at 620-235-4474 or e-mail him at rkehle@pittstate.edu. Additional information on PSU Jazz Studies and the Department of Music may be found on these Web sites: www.pittstate.edu/music and www.pittstate.edu/music/jazz.html.

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