Contact: Jim Payne, professor of music, 308-865-8606, email@example.com
Kearney, Neb., April 10, 2013 – The Jazz Rock Ensemble at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will present a concert with influences from the swing era to big bands of the present on April 20.
The concert, directed by UNK music professor Jim Payne, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Fine Arts Building. The event is free and open to the public.
The Jazz Rock Ensemble will perform jazz pieces styled in several types of swing, Latin, rock, jazz rock fusion, contemporary jazz and funk. The selected music includes pieces by Les Hooper, Bob Mintzar, Frank Mantooth and the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra.
“The music comes from our tour of five schools in western Nebraska, plus other great charts that have a lot of audience appeal,” said Payne.
Among the compositions is Bill Holman’s “A View from the Side,” which won a Grammy Award for the Best Instrumental Jazz Composition in 1996.
The members of the UNK Jazz Rock Ensemble are listed below, alphabetically, by hometown:
Carleton – Riley Volkmer, guitar
Columbus – Alex Jones, guitar
Grand Island – Daniel Carlson, also saxophone; Andrea Hesterman, trumpet; Ryne Miller, baritone saxophone; Eric Rempe, trombone
Gretna – Aaron Ray, piano
Holdrege – Eric Jones, drums
Kearney – Tyler Allen, trombone; Kory Reeder, bass
Lexington – Joel Montex, drums; Morgan Sentelle, trumpet
Minden – Jonathan Hunzeker, trombone; Vergil Nelson, trombone; Matthew Stubbs, trumpet
Mitchell – Matt Powell, drums
Omaha – Haley Allen, tenor saxophone
Ralston – Joey Casella, tenor saxophone
Ravenna – Mike Bohn, bass
Wahoo – Gabe Haberman, trumpet
Wauneta – Brett Klima, trumpet
Out of State
Michigan, Southfield – Anthony Ford, tenor saxophone
Minnesota, Mahtomedi – Kelly Skunes, trumpet
South Korea, Daejeon – Seojim Park, piano