Date: November 14, 1998
Contact: Barbara Russo
The Colby Wind and Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Eric Thomas, will present a concert titled "Transporting Jazz" on Saturday, Nov. 14, at Colby College in Waterville. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel and it is open to the public free of charge.
The Wind Ensemble will perform pieces that span many different musical styles. From the raucous "Variations on America" by Charles Ives to Aaron Copland's sober "Variations on a Shaker Melody" to Gustav Holst's "Mars" the group will provide its audience with variety and improvisation. The ensemble, whose concert falls on the 100th anniversary of the birth of George Gershwin, will perform his classic "An American in Paris."
The Jazz Band will continue to mix up the program, performing classics with various tempos and styles. Dizzy Gillespie's "Salt Peanuts" and Thelonius Monk's classic "Straight, No Chaser" will be performed. The group will also perform its rendition of the up-tempo, full-band number "Tuning up" by Toshiko Akiyoshi, followed by her mellower "Lazy Day."