Ashland University Jazz Orchestra Hosts Winter Festival Concert

Ashland University Jazz Orchestra Hosts Winter Festival Concert

11/14/13 ASHLAND, Ohio – The award-winning Ashland University Jazz Orchestra (AUJO) will be hosting a free Winter Festival concert in Hugo Young Theater on Monday, Nov. 25, at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Dr. Scott Garlock, professor of music, the concert will feature three sets of music including a set of Christmas music for big band performed by AUJO, a few selections by Dr. Garlock’s student jazz combo, and will close with the Jazz Orchestra performing big band music in several styles.

The Jazz Orchestra’s first set will include holiday favorites such as “Auld Lang Syne,” “Let It Snow, Let It Snow,” and a “Here Comes Santa Claus” medley.

The student jazz combo’s program includes “All of Me” arranged by Dick Lieb, “Speak Low” arranged by Roger Holmes and Herbie Hancock’s “Canteloupe Island.”

AUJO’s final portion  of the concert features Mike Tomaro’s  arrangement of Dizzie Gillespie’s “Birk’s Work,” “The Chicken” arranged by Kris Berg, and Frank Mantooth’s arrangement of “Centerpiece.”

For more information about the music department and a full events schedule, visit the Web site at or contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or

Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, 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. ###