BOONE—Sit back and enjoy the jazz stylings of Appalachian State University’s Jazz Ensemble II during an Oct. 27 performance on campus. The 18-member ensemble, directed by Rod Berry, will perform beginning at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.
The performance opens with George and Ira Gershwin’s “Love is Here to Stay,” followed by Carl Strommen’s “Tampico.” Also on the program is “Bebop ‘N’ Georgia” by Mark Taylor and “The Fool on the Hill” arranged by Mark Taylor, featuring a flugelhorn solo by Sam Massimilla. Other jazz arrangements include Sammy Nestico’s “That Warm Feeling,” “Pretty Little Nieda” arranged by Don Sebesk and “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” arranged by Phil Wilson.
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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