SUU Jazz Brings Cadence in the Time of COVID-19

Published: November 10, 2020 | Author: Ashley H Pollock | Category: Arts

The SUU Department of Music’s Jazz Ensembles and Jazz Combos will bring to life the songs of jazz legends on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be live streaming on YouTube at https://youtu.be/P8c55xlMM7o.SUU student playing the saxophone

The SUU Jazz Ensembles and Jazz Combos are open to all students by audition. Students prepare and perform jazz music through ensemble and improvisational performance as close to a professional level as possible. Performances include a feature performance with the annual SUU High School Jazz Festival featuring nationally and internationally recognized guest artists, an annual Swing Dance for the University and local community, as well as competing at the Reno Jazz Festival.

The concert will include music from jazz legends Sonny Rollins, Tom Kubis, Sammy Nestico, Gordon Goodwin, and Duke Ellington. These delightful jazz songs will bring light into your life. Like the song When You’re Smiling says, “When you smilin', when you smilin The whole world smiles with you. Yes when you laughin' oh when you laughin' The sun comes shinin through.”

Dr. Adam Lambert, Director of Bands and Brass Studies as SUU, directs the Wind Symphony, Athletic Bands and Brass Ensemble, and teaches conducting and private trumpet and French horn at SUU. Lambert is also the conductor of the American Fork Symphony and the Assistant Conductor of the Orchestra of Southern Utah. He studied conducting from Eugene Corporon (UNT), James Jordan (Westminster Choir College), Ron Staheli, and David Blacking (BYU). He is active as a conductor and clinician for orchestras, concert bands, and jazz bands throughout the region.

Feel the cadence of the music of jazz legends on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. live streaming on YouTube at https://youtu.be/P8c55xlMM7o. For more information, please visit www.suu.edu/pva/music.

About the College of Performing and Visual Arts

The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University comprises 26 academic programs including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM, BMEd) degrees in art, design, dance, music and theatre. It includes graduate programs in the fields of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). More than 60 full-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring nearly 800 majors in the College. CPVA presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year and is affiliated with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit www.suu.edu/pva.

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Ashley H Pollock, Public Relations & Information Coordinator
(435) 865-8667
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