The IUP Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble will present their annual fall jazz concert on Thursday, November 16. The performance will be held in Fisher Auditorium in the Performing Arts Center on the IUP campus, and will begin at 8:00 pm. The IUP Jazz Band is directed by James Flowers. The IUP Jazz Ensemble is led by Kevin Eisensmith.
The Jazz Band will begin their portion of the concert with Mark Taylor’s arrangement of Cannonball Adderley’s “The Jive Samba.” Also featured will be “Yardbird Suite” by Charlie Parker and Don Menza’s “Groovin’ Hard.”
The Jazz Ensemble will begin their portion of the concert with W. Roy Mitchell’s arrangement of “Back Home Again in Indiana.” This arrangement has served as the ensemble’s “theme song” since 1991. Other works to be performed include Bob Mintzer’s “New Rochelle,” Hank Levy’s arrangement of “A Time for Love,” and “Phase Dance,” originally performed by the Pat Metheny Group.
This concert is free and open to the general public.
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.