AU Musical Events: Jazz Orchestra, 4/4

It’s that time of year, readers, the time when the sun makes its reappearance, finals feel just around the corner, and weekends are filled with the concerts of AU ensembles. Kicking off the season is none other than our illustrious Jazz Orchestra (neither a band nor an ensemble, an orchestra, people), performing tomorrow night!

Quite the classy poster

In what proves to be a highlight of every AU concert season, the AU Jazz Orchestra, directed by professor Josh Bayer, bring down the house with lush, loud arrangements of classic jazz charts. Most of the tunes are in the swing idiom, with a few funky exceptions.

Tomorrow is sure to be an exciting night, with a super pair of features. As shown on the poster, D.C.-based trumpeter Tom Williams will be featured, playing tunes with the full band as well as with a smaller combo. Not included on the poster is our very own Music Librarian, Nobue Matsuoka, who will be performing a marimba solo on the tune “Cute”- very aptly named! I promise she didn’t tell me to write this.

It’s happening at 8 PM in the Abramson Recital Hall in Katzen. Tickets are $5 for AU community members and $10 for everybody else- a great bargain for a great night of jazz!

The event page, with all the above information listed in a less prose-y form, is here: http://www.american.edu/cas/performing-arts/calendar/?id=5122056

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