March 24, 2010
Webster University Big Band Concert: Swing into Spring
The Webster University Big Band will perform their Spring Concert and feature both contemporary and classic compositions and arrangements for big band. James A. Martin directs the Webster University Big Band.
Included will be the wonderful, classic chart Moten Swing, as written for the Count Basie Orchestra and recorded in 1959 on Breakfast Dance and Barbeque. St. Louis composer Oliver Nelson’s 1961 composition Hoe Down (from Jazz Masters 48: Oliver Nelson) is his take on the classical style of Aaron Copland, ala Rodeo.
Additional compositions include three composers who were all at the Eastman School of Music at the same time, and are major influences on contemporary writing for big band.
Program will include the following:
"Moten Swing," arr. Ernie Wilkins
"Hoe Down," Oliver Nelson
"Why Bother?" Matt Harris
"Ladybird," Tadd Dameron, arr. Maria Schneider
"Home Jubilation" and "Linebacker," Fred Sturm
When: Monday, April 12, 2010, 7 p.m.
Where: Winifred Moore Auditorium, 470 E. Lockwood Ave.
Cost: $3 at the door.
More Info: Call 968-7032, or the Fine Arts Hotline at 968-7128.