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Sunday at 3PM: Hear the evolution of jazz and two world premieres with renowned musicians Chris Gekker, trumpet and Chris Vadala, saxophone

When: Sunday, November 18, 2012 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Clarice Smith PAC : Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Event Type(s): Concert

School of Music:

School of Music saxophonist Chris Vadala and trumpeter Chris Gekker take a lively look at the evolution of jazz. In the first half of The Jazz Professors, Vadala and Gekker debut two new pieces-- Larry Thomas Bell's Serenade no. 3 op. 111 and David Heinick's Served Two Ways. Both works spotlight the role jazz can play as it influences more traditional art music. They will also give Aaron Copland's Quiet City its Washington, DC premiere.

The musical journey continues in the second half of the show, as the Jazz Professors perform works that showcase an ample sampling of jazz works throughout history. Highlights include Jelly Roll Morton's Dead Man Blues and Thelonius Monk's I Mean You.

As part of the School of Music's "Music in Mind" concert series, the proceeds from this performance benefit The School of Music's undergraduate scholarship fund.


Ticket Information:
Charges: Regular $25; Subscriber/Faculty & Staff $20; Students/Youth $10
Available at: Clarice Smith Box Office
Phone: 301-405-ARTS (2787)

For more information, contact:
Clarice Smith Ticket Office
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
301-405-ARTS (2787)

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