|“HORNS OF PLENTY” TO FEATURE SOUTHEASTERN JAZZ MUSICIANS
HAMMOND -- The April 26 concert
showcasing Southeastern Louisiana University’s jazz program has been christened
“Horns of Plenty.”
Allen Zurcher, director of jazz
studies, will conduct the music and dramatic arts department’s six-member
Jazz Combo and the 17-member Jazz Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Zurcher said the combo will open
the concert with tunes such as “Cheek to Cheek,” “On Green Dolphin Street”
and Wayne Shorter’s “Yes and No.”
Members of the Jazz Combo are
David White, trumpet; Emanuel Seals of Fairhope, Ala., alto saxophone;
Vasin Cvetkov of Burgas, Bulgaria, bass; Andrew Powers of Baton Rouge,
guitar; Wilson Marks of Boerne, Texas, bass; and Stephen Hux of New Orleans,
In the second half of the concert,
Zurcher said the Jazz Ensemble will perform “a lot of music by the Stan
Kenton Orchestra,” and pieces such as Billy Strahorn’s “Lush Life.” The
trumpet section – David Delaney, Mandeville; Nick Volz, New Orleans; Justin
Albritton, Hammond; Daniel Poynot, Mandeville; and Tiffany Moorman, Kenner
-- will be featured in “Dizzyland,” a Don Menza composition written for
the late bebop trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie.
The Jazz Ensemble also includes
Seals; Cvetkov; Marks; alto saxophonist Steven Bridges, Greenwell Springs;
baritone saxophonist Julie Dufreche, Ponchatoula; tenor saxophonists Charlie
Forrest, Hammond, and Michael Sambola, Tickfaw; trombonists Britt Cantrell,
Walker; Justin Talkington, Baton Rouge; Fred Stallings, Mandeville, and
Steven Schexnider, Kaplan; and drummer Scott White, Denham Springs.
For additional information about
the concert, contact Zurcher at 985-549-5938 or email@example.com.