Nov. 4, 2011
Inaugural Concert of the Webster University Jazz Collective
The Webster University Jazz Collective, under the direction of James A. Martin, will perform its inaugural concert featuring the music of Monk, Gershon, Shorter, Wilson and others.
The instrumentation for the 13 piece ensemble is non-traditional: violin, flute, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, two trumpets, bass trombone, piano, bass, drums, guitar and voice.
Featured on the concert will be compositions collectively arranged by the ensemble as well as music from the creative genius of Russ Gershon and the Either/Orchestra’s 1992 disc The Calculus of Pleasure (Benny Moten’s Weird Nightmare) and three selections from 1999 quartet disc Smile led by drummer Matt Wilson–"Boo Boo’s Birthday," "Strangers in the Night" and "Go Team Go!."
Original compositions by Webster University music students Dré Concepcion, "Forgot About Me" and Kiersten Rose, "Emerging" will also be premiered.
Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, 7 p.m.
Winifred Moore Auditorium
470 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster University campus
$3 at the door.
Call 968-7032, or the Fine Arts Hotline at 968-7128.