DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC CONCERTS

Jazz Concerts Spring 2017


Thursday, March 2, 7:30 p.m.
Schroeder Hall
Faculty Composers Concert

Composition Professor Thom Limbert curates an evening of experimental music, klezmer, jazz and even a world premiere! Performers include composer/bassist Ben Allison and Think Free; the SSU Faculty Woodwind Quintet; members of the SSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble; Kristie Janczyk, piano and Matthew Vincent, violin; and members of Pulsoptional Band of Composers – John Mayrose and Drew Whiting. Click here for details.


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Friday, March 3, 7:30 p.m.
Schroeder Hall
Ben Allison & Think Free w/SSU Jazz Combos

Ben Allison and Think Free will be in residence March 1-3. In addition to Jazz Forum, they will be conducting clinics and open rehearsals, and performing on March 2 at the Faculty Composer Concert and on March 3 with the SSU Jazz Combos.

In a career that spans nearly 30 years, bassist/composer Ben Allison has developed his own instantly identifiable sound, solidifying an international reputation as one of the leading voices of his generation.

Think Free combines Ben's love of rock grooves with the free-wheeling interplay of a trumpet and guitar-based quartet. The group's three albums, Cowboy Justice, Little Things Run the World, and Think Free each topped the jazz radio charts in the US and showcase Ben's creative use of orchestration to create a sound that's cinematic in scope, but with the elements of melody and groove that have become hallmarks of his style.

Also on the program will be SSU's Post-Modern and Cool Jazz Ensembles led by Kasey Knudsen and Ken Cook.

THINK FREE
Ben Allison, bass
Kirk Knuffke, cornet
Steve Cardenas, guitar
Allan Mednard, drums


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Wednesday, March 8, 7:30 p.m.
Weill Hall
SSU Jazz Orchestra & Latin Band   

     
Doug Leibinger and Kendrick Freeman, directors

Featuring contemporary charts for Big Band by Ben Allison, Les Hooper & Eric Richards plus Latin band pieces by Joao Donato, Don Grolnick, Hermeto Pascoal and Guillermo Bustamante


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Tuesday, May 9, 7:30 p.m.
Schroeder Hall
Jazz Combo Concert

Program selections to come


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Wednesday, May 10, 7:30 p.m.
Weill Hall
SSU Jazz Orchestra

Program selections to come


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