Ashland University Jazz Orchestra and College Of Wooster Jazz Ensemble Performing Joint Concert at Eagles' Nest

9/30/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Two University Jazz ensembles converge to offer a great night of free entertainment at Ashland University. The Ashland University Jazz Orchestra will share the stage with the College of Wooster Jazz Ensemble on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center's Eagles' Nest.

Both ensembles are currently under the direction of Ashland University Associate Professor of Music Scott Garlock, who is also serving as a sabbatical replacement at the College of Wooster.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The Wooster Jazz Ensemble will begin the concert with pieces selected from the following:  "Coconut Champagne" by Denis DiBlasio; "Four Flats Searching for a Theme" by Billy Byers featuring junior pianist Micah Motenko; "Besame Mucho" arranged by Scott Garlock; "Scoot" by Neal Hefti with a trumpet section feature; "Funky Cha-Cha" by Arturo Sandoval featuring trumpeters Etienne Mariscotte and Michael Terribile; "Moanin'" by Charles Mingus; and "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" by Joe Zawinul.

The Ashland University Jazz Orchestra's program will perform selections from the following: "Seems Like Old Times" by Lombardo and Loeb; "Buckeye Blues" by Paul Ferguson with a trombone feature; "Mambo Swing" by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; "Back Bone" by Thad Jones  with a trombone section feature; "Brush Taps" with a drum set featuring award-winning junior Aaron Hill; "Backyard Blues" by Matt Harris; "King Porter Stomp" by Dave Matthews; "Alright, OK, you Win" by the Count Basie Orchestra; "Night Train" as performed by the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Big Band; "No Heat" by Bill Holman; and "Looking Around" with an alto saxophone solo featuring junior Trent Kimball.

For more information about the jazz concert or for a fall schedule of music department events, visit www.ashland.edu/music<http://www.ashland.edu/music> or contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or tapplega@ashland.edu<mailto:tapplega@ashland.edu>.

Ashland University (www.ashland.edu<http://www.ashland.edu>) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.