‘Winter Jazz Showcase’ Concert Is November 16th

JONESBORO – The jazz studies program at Arkansas State University will present the sixth annual “Winter Jazz Showcase,” on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 in Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall.  Admission is free.

The showcase will feature performances by the two large ensembles, A-State Jazz Lab and the premier ensemble, A-State Jazz Orchestra, as well as the 10:00 Small Group and 11:00 Small Group.  The music runs the gamut from dance band music from the legendary swing era to exciting fresh sounds of today’s jazz, according to Dr. Ken Carroll, director of jazz studies.

The 10:00 Small Ensemble will open the show with music of Kenny Dorham, Charles Mingus and Wayne Shorter.  The pieces will feature the improvisational talents of the two trumpets, saxophones and flute.  MORE

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