Blues in the Closet, A Night of Jazz

Published: April 11, 2016 | Read Time: 1 minutes

Blues in the Closet, A Night of Jazz Southern Utah University Jazz Band has prepared an evening of smooth jazz for the community. A Music Masterworks Series concert, you will be tapping your toes and dancing in your seat. The evening takes place at the Heritage Center Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for alumni with card, and $5 for youth. SUU faculty, staff, and students are free with a valid ID card. 

Performing with guest artist, Roger Ingram, the SUU Jazz Band will play hits such as “Things Ain’t What They Used To Be”, “Blue Serge”, “How Do You Keep The Music Playing”, and “Blues In the Closet”. It will be an entertaining evening of jazz presented by Southern Utah University Department of Music in conjunction with Jupiter Company.

Roger Ingram is among the most prolific lead trumpeters today, with thousands of performances and recordings. Known for his dynamic sound and driving swing, his legacy is embodied by regard for artistic integrity. His professional career started at 16 with Louie Bellson, Quincy Jones, and Tom Jones. Then came Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Wynton Marsalis, Ray Charles, Paul Anka, and 20 years with Harry Connick Jr. In 2008, he authored "Clinical Notes on Trumpet Playing." Ingram is a KHS/Jupiter artist/clinician; in 2009 he designed the XO1600I Trumpet. His busy schedule includes writing, presenting clinics, making guest-soloist appearances, teaching, and performing/recording.

Enjoy a night out with friends at Blues in the Closet, A Night of Jazz. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, visit

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