Posted November 11, 2010
The ISU Jazz Big Bands I and II will perform Friday, Nov. 19, at 7: 30 pm in Joseph C. and Cheryl Jensen Grand Concert Hall in the Idaho State University L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. Special guests for the evening concert will be The Chad McCullough Quintet.
Trumpeter/composer Chad McCullough has been on the Seattle music scene for over a decade, and has been an integral voice in many bands throughout the United States and Europe. He will be joined by Solvakian pianist Michal Vanoucek, drummer Matt Jorgensen, Aaron Miller on bass, and College of Southern Idaho saxophonist Brent Jensen. The quintet will perform a set of their own material, as well as joining the ISU Jazz Big Band I on a couple of selections.
ISU Jazz Bands selections will include the an arrangement of Cole Porter’s "I Love You," "Easy Money" by jazz great Benny Carter, Thelonius Monk’s beautiful ballad "Ask Me Know," and Tito Puente’s hot Latin mambo "Ran Kan Kan."
The ISU Jazz I Big Band is directed by Dr. Patrick Brooks, Director of Bands, and Jazz II is directed by Kevin York, Associate Director of Bands. Ticket prices for this concert are $8 adults, $6 ISU faculty and staff, $4 pre-college students, Free to ISU students. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted into concerts.