IUP Jazz Ensemble to Present Fall Concert

Posted on 11/6/2015 11:39:12 AM

The IUP Jazz Ensemble, led by Kevin Eisensmith, will present its annual fall jazz concert on Friday, November 13. The performance will be held at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium in the Performing Arts Center on the IUP campus. 

The concert will begin with W. Roy Mitchell’s arrangement of “Back Home Again in Indiana.” This arrangement has served as the ensemble’s “theme song” since 1991.

Featured will be the IUP Hawkapellas, a jazz acappella singing group. They will perform “Royals” by Lorde and Ariana Grande’s “Bang Bang.” The Hawkapellas will then join the IUP Jazz Ensemble for a Greg Yazinitsky arrangement of “Jump, Jive and Wail.”

Other works to be performed include Patti Darling’s “Vortex (Endless Winter),” Rich DeRosa’s “The Rat Race,” and a Fred Sturm arrangement of “Black Friday,” originally performed by Steely Dan.

Heidi Lucas, horn professor, and members of the IUP Horn Studio will be featured on an original composition by Patrick Williams titled “There You Go Again.” The concert will conclude with a Bob Curnow arrangement of Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays’ composition “Beat 70.”

Tickets are available by visiting the IUP HUB Box Office on Pratt Drive, by calling 724-357-1313, or by ordering online. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Join us for an exciting evening of big band jazz! For more information regarding this and other programs, please call the Department of Music, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, at 357-2390.