MONTICELLO, AR — Two of the three nationally-acclaimed jazz bands at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will present an evening of contemporary and classic jazz in a free performance December 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center auditorium.
Jazz Band II, under the direction of C. E. Askew, and Jazz Band III, under the baton of Don Marchand, will perform a wide-ranging program of jazz selections. Jazz Band II will present "Trinita" by Mark Taylor, Bob Florence's arrangement of the holiday classic "Auld Lang Syne," "Basie Power" by Ernie Wilkins, "Sedentary Motion" by Tom Garling, "Critical Mass" by Jeff Jarvis, Greg Yasinitsky's arrangement of "Greensleeves," Neal Hefti's "Lil Darlin," "Ballad for Benny" by Oliver Nelson, and Hefti's "Flight of the Foo Birds."
Jazz Band III will perform Carmine Pastore's "Back Burner," the Paul White arrangement of Shuman's "Traumerei," "Mr. Timmons" by Gene Thorne, "Synonomic Bossa" by Paul White, Tom Clarke's "Nacirema People," and "Hot It Up" by Shelly Berg.
For more information, contact the Division of Music at (870) 460-1060.
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