03/19/14 - OHIO Jazz Ensemble
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Filed under Calendar, Events, Campus News on 3/4/2014 by Author: Chris Shaw.

OU Zanesville Cultural Committee hosts free jazz concert

The Ohio University Jazz Ensemble will visit Ohio University Zanesville as part of its annual mini-tour.  

The repertoire will include big band arrangements and original compositions by jazz legends including Count Basie, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Christian McBride, the Stan Kenton Orchestra, the Woody Herman Orchestra, and more.  Joining the ensemble on its tour will be new faculty member in the School of Music, Dr. Sean Parsons, a talented jazz pianist.

Those who make up the ensemble under the direction of Dr. Matt James, include on saxophone: Jordan Reed, Sara Hudson, Robert Ward, Julian Howard, and Paul Hess; on trombone: Aaron Brown, Sarah Wnek, Ian Elick, and Josh Boyer; on trumpet: Joe Kuhlman, Nick Simko, Josh Barringer, Noa Miller, and Andrew Boylan; rhythm: Mike Weitzenhoffer on piano; Eli Chambers on bass; David Crider on drumset and Steve Van Dyne on guitar.

Additional stops on the Ohio University Jazz Festival Tour include high school visits in Canton, Stow, and Warren, Ohio.   For more information on the Ohio University Jazz Festival Tour visit http://www.ohio.edu/finearts/music/academics/areas/jazz.cfm

The free concert, sponsored by the Ohio University Zanesville Cultural Committee, will be held at the Elson Hall Auditorium at Ohio University Zanesville on Newark Road in Zanesville on Wednesday, March 19, at 7 p.m.

For information on the concert in Zanesville contact Charles Savage, assistant professor of music at Ohio University Zanesville at savagec@ohio.edu or via phone at 740.588.1524

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