The Southeastern Louisiana University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band will present its final concert of the fall 2018 semester Monday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m., in Pottle Music Building Recital Hall.
Under the direction of Michael Brothers, instructor of percussion, and John Madere, lecturer of double bass, the University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band concert will be free and open to the public.
The Jazz Lab Band program will include “Au Privave” by Charlie Parker and “Impressions” by John Coltrane.
The Jazz Ensemble program will include “Boogie Stop Shuffle” by Charles Mingus, arranged by Sy Johnson; “Time After Time” by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, arranged by Don Schamber; “America the Beautiful” by Katharine Lee Bates and Samuel A. Ward, arranged by Tom Kubis; “Georgia on My Mind” by Stuart Gorrell and Hoagy Carmichael, arranged by Tommy Newsom; “But Beautiful” by Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen, arranged by David Metzger; and “Bill’s Blues,” composed and arranged by Bill Stapleton.
Joining the Jazz Ensemble will be guest artist Joe Scannella on trumpet. Scannella has played lead trumpet in Atlantic City showrooms for more than 30 years, backing numerous well-known musicians such as Frank Sinatra, Jr., Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Harry Connick, Jr., The Temptations, and Donna Summer.
Scannella has also played lead trumpet on television specials with Johnny Mathis, Shirley Bassey, and the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. Additionally, he travels with Grammy Award-winning composer Victor Vanacore, as well as Las Vegas vocalist Steve Lippia, playing symphony concerts throughout the United States.
For more information, contact the Department of Music and Performing Arts at 549-2184.