Monday, November 14, 2016

AUJO Concert Presents Three Ensembles Including Alumni Band

The Ashland University Department of Music will present an Ashland University Jazz Concert on Monday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Dr. Scott Garlock, the concert will offer pre-concert music from a jazz combo followed by jazz standards performed by the Ashland University Jazz Orchestra (AUJO) and a newly formed AUJO Alumni Band. For any alumni who are interested and available to participate, a rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall.

The Ashland University Jazz Orchestra’s program will be selected but not limited to pieces including Frank Foster’s Blues in Hoss Flat, Dave Morgan’s Consolation, Howie Smith’s Fleece Market, and Sweet Georgia Bright as arranged by Mike Kamuf. They also will perform a couple of Rosemary Clooney vocal charts including Get Me to the Church on Time and You Took Advantage of Me.

The 2016-2017 AUJO roster includes saxophonists Michael Byndas, Josh Thompson, Derek Rangel, Jacob Garry and Jason Wolfe; Nik Psota, Alex Sandwisch, Tyler McFarland and Branden Barber on trumpet; trombonists Jaylynn Buchmelter, Hannah Drake, Frank Stanek and Cody Henderson; while the rhythm section consists of Emily Ebert and Garrett Rangel on bass, guitarist Dominic Febbo and pianist Stefan Jonsson. This year's vocalist is Gracie Fumic.

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