Ashland University Jazz Orchestra Presents Jazz At The Nest

Ashland University Jazz Orchestra’s Shayne Smith, baritone saxophone

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

Audience members are invited to grab a snack, enjoy a beverage and relax to the live music of AUJO at the Nest.

Pieces in the program include Alan Menken’s “Beauty and the Beast,” George Gershwin’s  “Fascinating Rhythm,” and several arrangements by Tom Reed of classic jazz tunes from George Gershwin, B.B. King, Duke Ellington and Ray Charles. Other possible tunes include “Jersey Bounce,” “Just a Closer Walk,” “Lullaby of Birdland,” “Moten Swing” and “Stompin' at the Savoy.”

Members of the AU Jazz Orchestra include vocalist Katie Mounts, saxophonists Michael Byndas, Jason Wolf, Steve Matis, Jessie Barnhouse, Shayne Smith, Mandi Hall and Joel Paige. The brass section includes trombonists Jaylynn Buchmelter, William McDonald, Fatima Imani Smith, Rachel Crow, Eileen Navratil and Chadwick Applegate, and tubist Ben Bushong, along with Andy Bartelheim, Matt Saunier, Alex Sandwisch, Hannah Phillips and Eileen Navratil on trumpet.  The rhythm section consists of Steve Morsher, drums; DR Haught, guitar; and Ben Schnell, bass.

For more information about the jazz concert or for a fall schedule of music department events, visit 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. ###