Denison Jazz Ensemble Showcases Student Performers
Date of Event: November 15, 2006
Posted: November 6, 2006
The Denison Jazz Ensemble will showcase a group of new student performers along with four seniors at its fall concert at 8 p.m. on Wednesday (Nov. 15) in Burke Recital Hall. Free and open to the public, the concert will include music by composers Miles Davis, Count Basie and Nestico.
The senior members of the Jazz Ensemble are Max Marshall, piano, Brett Ferguson, bass, David Ottum, trumpet, and Matt Hoffman, tenor saxophone.
The first half of the concert will feature small groups from within the full ensemble. The three and four horn arrangements, trombone and saxophone sections will be accompanied by the rhythm section in these numbers. In the second half, the entire ensemble will play and feature the big band sound.
The Denison Jazz Ensemble is directed by Pete Mills, an affiliated studio instructor who earned degrees from The Eastman School of Music and The University of North Texas. Mills was named a North Carolina Jazz Composers Award winner in 1997, which funded his debut compact disc, "Momentum" (COJAZZ Records, 1998). A native of Toronto (Canada), Mills performs regularly with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. His newest CD, under The Summit Record label, is titled "Art and Architecture." Mills presents many workshops on improvisation, ensemble skills and practice techniques at colleges and high schools.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The Denison Jazz Ensemble presents its fall concert; 8 p.m., Wednesday (Nov. 15), Burke Recital Hall (240 West Broadway). Free and open to the public. Contact 740-5887-6220 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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