Ashland University Jazz Orchestra Presents Jazz at the Nest

Ashland University Jazz Orchestra Presents Jazz at the Nest
Ashland University Jazz Orchestra's Shayne Smith, baritone saxophone.

10/7/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – Led by Dr. Scott Garlock, professor of music, the award-winning Ashland University Jazz Orchestra (AUJO) will present a free public concert on Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center’s Eagles’ Nest at 7:30 p.m. 

Audience members are welcome to grab a snack, enjoy a beverage and relax to the live music at this free public concert. The “Monday Night Not Football Combo” will provide pre-concert music beginning at 7 p.m.

The AU Jazz Orchestra’s portion of the program will include pieces selected from Tom Reed’s arrangements of Duke Ellington’s “Don't Get Around Much Anymore” and Count Basie’s “Boogie Woogie/One O'Clock Jump”; along with favorites by Stan Kenton, Cole Porter, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and other big band legends. A few contemporary pieces also will be showcased including Justin Haynes’ “Jelly Roll Meets James” and “Mean Mr. Marvin” as well as Garlock’s “Hope.”

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

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2016, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) 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.                                                                                ###