BOONE—Trumpeter Scott Wendholt will join Jazz Ensemble I for a Feb. 19 performance at Appalachian State University. The program begins at 8 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts on campus. Admission is free.
Wendholt is a member of the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music as well as the Jamey Aebersold summer jazz camps. Described as an articulate, passionate and lyrical trumpeter, he is also in demand as a player/clinician at colleges and various learning institutions around the world.
Well known on the big band scene, his list of credits include: The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (formerly Thad Jones/Mel Lewis), Manhattan Jazz Orchestra, The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, John Fedchock NY Big Band, Gotham Jazz Orchestra, Toshiko Akiyoshi Big Band and the Bob Mintzer Big Band.
The program opens with the jazz ensemble directed by Todd Wright. They will perform John Fedchock’s “Flintstoned,” Frank Rosolino’s “Blue Daniel,” a Gordon Goodwin adaptation of “Bach 2 Part Invention” and Frank Foster’s “Blues in Hoss’ Flat.”
Wendholt will join the jazz ensemble for Thad Jones’ “Three and One,” Bob Mintzer’s “El Caborojeno” and his own compositions “Time Lines,” “What Goes Unsaid” and “Beyond Thursday.”
Samples of Wendholt’s performances can be heard at http://www.scottwendholt.net/live/.
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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