Jazz Week Benefit Concert Series - Oct. 17, 2007

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

You don't want to miss the second concert in the Jazz Week Benefit Concert Series Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the UAA Arts Building Recital Hall. Come support something groovy in what is to be an annual event sponsored by the UAA Department of Music. Proceeds will benefit Jazz Week 2008, March 5-8.

"Cool Part 2: Original Music by Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Gerry Mulligan and Kerry Maule" featuring: Kerry Maule, trumpet, leader; Kyle Stersic, alto sax; Cheryl Pierce, horn; SSgt David McCormick, trombone; Mike Marshall, baritone sax; Mike Martinson, tuba; Kevin Barnett, piano; Nathan Bersee, bass; and Robert Arms, drums.  This group will be performing in the spirit of The Miles Davis Nonette who was marketed as the "Birth of Cool" by Capitol Records.  It all began when the original musicians envisioned a mid-sized jazz ensemble employing non-traditional jazz instrumentation, specifically French horn and tuba; their recordings inspiring future greats in jazz such as Henry Mancini, Andre Previn, Marty Paich, Pete Rugolo and Gunther Schuller.  The popular "West Coast Cool School" of Mulligan, Chet Baker, Dave Brubeck, Shorty Rogers, et al, stemmed directly from this ensemble, as did late 1950s classic Davis & Evans recordings such as "Miles Ahead," "Sketches of Spain" and "Porgy and Bess."

Advance tickets are $2 for UAA students, $5 for seniors, students and military, $10 for general admission.  Tickets purchased on the day of the event are $7 UAA students, $10 for seniors, students and military, and $15 for general admission.  There is no reserved seating. Tickets are sold at the UAA Box Office, 786-4TIX (4849.)

For more information contact Karen Strid-Chadwick, UAA Professor of Jazz, at 786-1684 or afkss@uaa.alaska.edu.

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