SUU Jazz Festival Features Charged Particles with Tod Dickow

Published: February 16, 2022 | Author: Ashley H Palmer | Category: Arts

Charged Particles with Tod DickowSouthern Utah University’s Department of Music hosts their 8th Annual High School Jazz Festival Concert featuring the jazz group Charged Particles with Tod Dickow and SUU's Jazz 1 Ensemble. The concert will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theater. This concert is free and open to the public.

Dr. Adam Lambert, Director of Bands at SUU, shares, “This is our 8th Annual High School Jazz Festival featuring six Utah high schools’ jazz band performances during the day. Additionally, we will host an evening concert featuring SUU's Jazz 1 Ensemble along with the jazz group, Charged Particles. Southern Utah University's jazz area has grown to include three jazz ensembles in recent years. The top jazz band, Jazz 1 will not only be featured at our festival evening concert, but will be performing at the Greeley Jazz Festival in Colorado in late April. It's been exciting to see the growth and maturity in jazz performance at SUU!” 

The SUU Jazz Festival will continue its unique format with the intent of assisting high schools to prepare for their region jazz events. Schools will have three separate clinics on each chart from their set list: Swing, Ballad, 3rd tune. Additionally, each group will perform their entire set for adjudication.

Charged Particles features three of the country's virtuosos doing just that in the acoustic and electric jazz arena. Murray Low is a keyboard wizard with dazzling Latin-jazz technique and imaginative improvisational skills. Aaron Germain is an inventive and sophisticated acoustic and electric bassist. Along with fiery drummer Jon Krosnick, these players are making some of the most electrifying jazz in the country today.

The trio's funky Latin jazz repertoire, blending in elements of classical music, mixes complex orchestration with freewheeling improvisation. The band brings a similar approach to playing their own arrangements of jazz standards, each played with a new twist. Another exciting project is a celebration of the music of tenor saxophone great Michael Brecker, featuring Bay Area tenor saxophonist Tod Dickow. The group has been bringing alive Brecker's music and spirit.

Feel the sway of jazz at the 8th Annual High School Jazz Festival Concert featuring the jazz group Charged Particles with Tod Dickow and SUU's Jazz 1 Ensemble on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theater. For more information about arts events at SUU, please visit www.suu.edu/arts.

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 over 900 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), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) making SUU the first public university in the state of Utah to be accredited by all four associations. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit www.suu.edu/pva.

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