Ensemble Jazzes it Up

Monday, March 10, 2008

Forget Atlanta. Jazz enthusiasts will want to mark their calendar for the UWG Jazz Ensemble’s spring concert on Thursday, March 13. Momcat Mombo, Easy Money and a little Thelonious Monk are just a few of the cool jazz selections represented on stage at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts at the University of West Georgia. The concert is free and the community is invited to attend. 

Forget Atlanta. Jazz enthusiasts will want to mark their calendar for the UWG Jazz Ensemble’s spring concert on Thursday, March 13. Momcat Mombo, Easy Money and a little Thelonious Monk are just a few of the cool jazz selections represented on stage at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts at the University of West Georgia. The concert is free and the community is invited to attend.  Sponsored by the Department of Music, the ensemble features a fusion of talent on percussion, horn and vocals. Dr. Dan Bakos, professor of music, directs the production and will play on piano. The music begins at 8:15 p.m.

The improv, swing and samba selections include “You’ve got to have the Blues Sometime” by Tom Kubis, Benny Carter’s “Easy Money” and a salsa selection,“Vamos a Bailar,” by Doug Beach.

This year’s concert also presents vocalist Nandani Persaud singing Monk’s “Round Midnight” and “I hear Music” written by Jerome Kern.

The Jazz Ensemble will deliver a night of memorable entertainment. Don’t miss it. For more information, call 678-839-4722.