BOONE—Jazz tunes inspired by the Beatles, a Latin beat and the romance of Paris will be performed March 4 at Appalachian State University by Appalachian Jazz Ensemble II.
The performance, directed by Rob Berry, begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.
The ensemble’s brass and percussion section open with a Bill Holman arrangement of “Norwegian Wood,” written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The ensemble also will perform “Hey! That’s Nacho Cheese!” by Tom Kubis and “Soft as Velvet” by Sammy Nestico, featuring alto saxophonist Dan Reed.
Also on the program is “Tutu” by Marcus Miller, “Jordu” by Duke Jorgan, “Uchibeng Wow-Wow” by Michael Mossman, “Big Mama Cass” by Don Sebesky and “April in Paris” by Vernon Duke.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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