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Saturday, April 13, 7:30 p.m., Given Auditorium

With works from the four great arrangers featured in the fall concert, the band expands its exploration with tunes from composer/arrangers Toshiko Akiyoshi (Tuning Up), Ellen Rowe (The Doomsday Machine Meets Mr. Gelato), Jean Laughlin (“Take A Risk”), and Maine arrangers Darmon Meader of New York Voices and Terry White and Craig Skeffington of the Portland Jazz Orchestra. Jazz vocals pepper this performance, and the ghost of Fats Waller appears in the person of Emeritus Professor Paul Machlin, who will perform “Your Feet’s Too Big.” Emma Mayville ’13 presents big band vocals for “Centerpiece” and “Straighten Up and Fly Right.” The program concludes with a rendition of the Fats Waller and Una Mae Carlisle landmark version of “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love.”

The Vocalist Returns
Colby Jazz Band, Eric Thomas, director
April 13, 7:30 p.m.