Jazz at the Nest Returns on Oct. 16

Jazz at the Nest Returns on Oct. 16

10/11/18 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. 16, 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 in the venues relaxed, club-like atmosphere.

The concert will offer an eclectic mix of old and new arrangements including Belly Roll by Quincy Jones, I'm Beginning to See the Light by the team of Ellington, George, Hodges and James, Just a Closer Walkby Dean Sorenson, Vine Street Rumble by Benny Carter, Herbie Hancock's Wiggle Waggle and Cy Coleman's Witchcraft.

The 2018-2019 AUJO roster includes saxophonists Michael Spalding, Bridgid McDonald, Lauren DeBracy, Erica Wright and Ariane Hill; Nick Lawwill, Branden Barber, Jennifer Wigton and Nathan Roblin on trumpet; trombonists Matthew MacDonald, Satch Garlock, Eric Watts and Emily Schordock on horn; while the rhythm section consists of Alex Trotter on piano, Emily Ebert on bass, guitarist Oliver Dewey, Molly Willard on drums and vocalist Gracie Fumic.

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 tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2018, is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) 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. ###