August 25, 2008
"Nine Shades of Blue: Reflections on the Blues" A Jazz Concert Presented by the Webster University Jazz Faculty
The first event in the Webster University Jazz Concert Series is "Nine Shades of the Blues," featuring the Webster University Jazz Faculty Ensemble. Performers include Randall Holmes-trumpet, Paul DeMarinis-tenor saxophone, Steve Schenkel-guitar, Carol Schmidt-piano, Willem von Hombracht-bass and Kevin Gianino-drums.
The concert will present a variety of settings of the 12 bar blues, perhaps the most commonly used structural form for improvisation in all of jazz. Compositions will include "Back at the Chicken Shack" by Jimmy Smith,"Royal Garden Blues" by Clarence Williams, "Sidewinder" by Lee Morgan, "One O'Clock Jump" by Count Basie, "Eighty One" by Ron Carter, "Senor Blues" by Horace Silver, "Blues March" by Benny Golson, "Turnaround" by Ornette Coleman, and "Nothing Personal" by Don Grolnick.
When: Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, 7 p.m.
Where: Winifred Moore Auditorium470 E. Lockwood Ave.
Cost: $5 general admission; $3 senior adults and free to students with a school ID card.
More Info: Call the Fine Arts Hotline at 314-968-7128.
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