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Tuesday, November 28, 2006


The Jazz Concert originally scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 30, (see below) has been rescheduled because of deteriorating weather conditions. The concert will take place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Kelce Hall.


The Pittsburg State University Jazz Ensembles plan to offer a little something for every type of jazz lover in their winter concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, in Memorial Auditorium. The concert is free.

Director Bob Kehle said the program will include a wide range of musical styles.

"We'll have down-home gospel, straight-ahead swing, Buddy Rich, Duke Ellington, Ottis Redding and basic blues," Kehle said.

The Two O'clock Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Todd Hastings, will open the performance. Their program includes: "Blufoladas," by Mark Taylor; "In a Mellow Tone," by Duke Ellington and arranged by Mark Taylor; "All the Things You Are," by Jerome Kern and arranged by Mike Tomaro; "Ivory Coast," by Jeff Hellmer and featuring Alicia Santee on piano; "SPG," by Dave Singley with Matt Bennett as conductor; "Laura," by David Raskin and arranged by Lennie Niehaus with Matt Bennett as conductor; "Blue 'n' Boogie," by Dizzy Gillespie and arranged by Mark Taylor; and "Respect," by Ottis Redding and arranged by Paul Murtha.

The PSU student combo, Giant Steps, will perform "The Chess Players," by Wayne Shorter.

The PSU One O'clock Jazz Ensemble will close the program with: "Summertime," by George Gershwin and arranged by Bill Potts; "Blood Count," by Billy Strayhorn featuring Russell Jones on the alto sax; "Rockin’ in Rhythm," by Duke Ellington; "Brass Roots," by Don Sebesky, arranged by Andy Clark and featuring Russell Jones on the alto sax and Zach Elkins on the soprano sax; "Whodunnit?" by Gordon Goodwin; and "Channel One Suite," by Bill Reddie, featuring Lewis Hundley on the tenor sax.

For more information on the concert, contact Bob Kehle at 620-235-4468, rkehle@pittstate.edu. For information about the PSU Department of Music, call 620-235-4466 or visit the department Web site at www.pittstate.edu/music.

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