Ashland University Music Presents Two Jazz Concerts Next Week

Ashland University Music Presents Two Jazz Concerts Next Week

4/12/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Department of Music at Ashland University has scheduled two jazz concerts next week on Monday, April 16, at noon and Tuesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. Both concerts are free and open to the public and the events will be held in the Eagles’ Nest in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center.

The Monday concert over the noon hour will feature the “AU Lunch-Hour” Jazz Combo directed by Dr. Thomas Reed. The concert’s program will be selected from the following pieces: Autumn Leaves by Joseph Kosma, Conversation Piece by Howie Smith, Guataca City by Paquito D'Rivera, Herbie Hancock's Watermelon Man, Wayne Shorter's Footprints, Joe Zawinul's Mercy, Mercy, Mercy and Thelonious Monk's Blue Monk.

Personnel for the “AU Lunch-Hour” Jazz Combo includes Branden Barber, trumpet; Frank Stanek, baritone; Dom Febbo, guitar; Moriah Goldsmith, piano; Jackson Schultz, bass; and Tyler Watson, drums.

The Tuesday evening concert will feature the award-winning Ashland University Jazz Orchestra (AUJO) under the direction of Dr. Scott Garlock. Pre-show music will be provided by The FrankenDom Combo with Frank Stanek, trombone; Jennifer Wigton, trumpet; Dom Febbo, guitar; and Jackson Schultz, bass. They will perform pieces such as There Will Never Be Another You, Recordame, Scrapple from the Apple, How High the Moon, Have you Met Miss Jones? and The Thrill is Gone.

This final on-campus concert for AUJO will feature a mix of tunes from the 1940s through the turn of the century such as swing, bossa nova, concert jazz, progressive jazz, jazz funk and some great energy. Immediately after the concert, the ensemble will leave to perform at the St. Louis Jazz Festival. 

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, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2018, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( deeply 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.                                                                                ###