February 11, 2008
"The St. Louis Blues ... and all that Jazz!"
Presented by The Webster University Big Band
Two outstanding Big Bands present a concert featuring fresh approaches to writing for this uniquely American ensemble. In a combined concert by Webster University Big Band - James A. Martin, director and the Genesis Jazz Project - Bob Waggoner, director, selections come from the repertoire of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Gordon Goodwin and the Big Phat Band, Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass, Frank Mantooth, John LaBarbera and many others.
The concert’s title comes from “The St. Louis Blues” by W.C. Handy. The Webster University Big Band will perform the Bob Brookmeyer arrangement, written for the Jones/Lewis Orchestra in 1966. This brilliant piece explores unique colors of sound and spiky dissonances while the well-known tune unfolds in a surprising fashion.
Webster University Big Band
James A. Martin, director
Tiptoe Thad Jones
St. Louis Blues Handy/Brookmeyer
Isfahan Ellington and Strayhorn/Mantooth
No More Blues Jobim/Lowden
Genesis Jazz Project
Bob Waggoner, director
The Flintstones Theme Hanna and Barbera/Pemberton
The Joker Morgan/Luster
Picture IV Gordon Goodwin
One Mint Julep Toombs/Baylock
Monday, February 25, 2008, 7 p.m.
Winifred Moore Auditorium, 470 E. Lockwood Ave.
$5 adults, $3 seniors,
FREE to students with school ID card
Call the Fine Arts Hotline, 968-7128