Monday, December 3, 2018

Holiday Jazz Concert, Dec. 6

The Ashland University Department of Music will present an Ashland University Jazz Concert on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 pm 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 the Mellow Work Chicken jazz combo with Bridgid McDonald and Jared Metz on saxophone; Molly Winnard, drums; Torin Dunn, guitar; Emily Ebert, bass and Alex Kwan, piano.

The 3rd annual AUJO Alumni Big Band will perform selections beginning at 7:30 p.m. followed by the Ashland University Jazz Orchestra's (AUJO) program of jazz standards and holiday favorites including Auld Lang Syne, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas and Let It Snow.

The 2018-2019 AUJO roster includes saxophonists McDonald, Michael Spalding, Lauren DeBracy, Erika Wright and Ariane Hill; Nick Lawwill, Branden Barber, Jennifer Wigton and Nathan Roblin on trumpet; Matthew MacDonald, Satch Garlock and Eric Watts on trombone; Emily Schordock on horn; while the rhythm section consists of Ebert, bass; Winnard, drums; Alex Trotter, piano; Oliver Dewey, guitar and vocalist Gracie Fumic.

AUJO will have their holiday CD recording "AUJOy to the World" featuring vocals by Cathi Muckle available for purchase at the concert at $10 each.

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