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ISU Jazz Bands perform April 3 at Jensen Grand Concert Hall

Posted March 24, 2009

ISU Music student and saxophonist Julian Sutherland in rehearsal for the upcoming ISU Jazz Bands concert.The Idaho State University Jazz Band I and Jazz Band II will present an exciting mix of cool and hot jazz in their final performance of the year on Friday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Saxophonist Julian Sutherland rehearses for jazz concerts. Jazz I director is Dr. Patrick Brooks, ISU director of bands. Monté Grise, associate director of bands, directs Jazz II.

Jazz I will perform seven selections, including the Count Basie standard “Corner Pocket”; a beautiful ballad arrangement of Billy Strayhorn’s “A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing,” featuring ISU music student Julian Sutherland; and the contemporary hip-hop-shuffle-funk flavored “Feather Report.” New selections to be performed will include “Cherry Juice,” by Thad Jones; the samba-swing trumpet and tenor sax duet “Mi Burrito,” by Ray Brown; and the bluesy “Sweet Pea,” composed by Bill Holman.

Jazz II, directed by Monte Grise, will perform a selection of jazz standards to include “Autumn Leaves” and Dizzy Gillespie’s “Groovin’ High.”

Admission to this concert is free to all ISU students with a valid Bengal card. Adult general public admission is $6, faculty and staff admission is $4 and pre-college student admission is $2.

For more information call the ISU music department at 282-3636.