Denison Jazz Ensemble Offers Fall Concert
Posted: November 5, 2007 / Last Updated: November 6, 2007
The Denison Jazz Ensemble will play works by Count Basie, Duke Ellington and the Gershwins at its fall concert at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, in Burke Recital Hall (240 West Broadway). The concert is free and open to the public.
The concert will open with "Good Bait" by Tadd Dameron and Count Basie. Other works include: "Filthy McNasty" by Horace Silver, "Maiden Voyage" by Herbie Hancock, "Goin' On" by Benny Carter, "Oclupaca" by Duke Ellington, "How Long Has This Been Going On?" by George and Ira Gershwin and Sister Sadie by Horace Silver.
Members of the Ensemble this year are: on saxes - Nick Geitner, Simon Mount, Rob Gentle, Nate Hammond and Harry Brisson; on trombones -- Jeff Green, Katie Buttermore and Julian Davis; on trumpets -- Sam Forti, Brad Wise, Luke Morris and Randall Ruffner; and in the rhythm section -- Marcus Eagan, piano and vibes, Hayes Griffin, guitar, Matthew Ezzard, bass, and Greg Kendall, drums. Quinn Radiszewski will be the vocal soloist on the Gershwin number while instrumental soloists will be announced from the stage.
The Denison Jazz Ensemble is directed by Pete Mills, a tenor saxophone player and 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. Mills presents a number of workshops on improvisation, ensemble skills and practice techniques at colleges and high schools. His third CD, "Fresh Spin," has just been released under The ChickenCoop/Summit Records label, and eight of the 11 tracks are Mills' compositions. His second disk was "Art and Architecture" released in 2004.
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The Denison Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert directed by Pete Mills; 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, Burke Recital Hall (240 West Broadway). Free and open to the public. Contact (740) 587-6220 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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