UNK Jazz Rock Ensemble concert is April 20

 

Contact: Jim Payne, professor of music, 308-865-8606, paynej@unk.edu

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:

 Nebraska

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

 

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-Amanda Arnold

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