Platte River Jazz Concert set for Thursday, March 30

Dr. Jim Payne
Jazz Rock Ensemble director, 308.865.8606

The Department of Music and Performing Arts presents  


Thursday, March 30, 2006, 7:30 p.m.

Fine Arts Building Recital Hall

The sextet is led by Dr. Jim Payne, professor of music, who arranges the music and performs on trumpet, flugelhorn and keyboards.  Dr. Ron Crocker, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts & Humanities, performs on drumset.  Bonnie Payne, Campus Events & Reservations coordinator at UNK, plays bass and sings.  Greg Tesdall, a histotechnologist at Good Samaritan hospital, plays saxes and flute.  Greg Sales, manager of Yanda’s Music in Kearney and instructor of guitar at UNK, plays guitar.  Spencer Hansen, who graduates in May with a bachelor of science (Music Business) and a bachelor of arts in education (Music K-12 Teaching Field Endorsement), plays trumpet and keyboards.  As a special feature, Jim and Bonnie’s 15-year-old son, will play the drums on a couple of tunes.  

We will be playing a variety of jazz styles from many famous groups and writers: Duke Ellington’s “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” Dizzy Gillespie’s arrangement of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “No More Blues,” Chick Corea & Return To Forever’s “Spain,” Louis Jordan’s “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie,” Stan Getz’s version of George Gershwin’s “Summertime,” Grover Washington, Jr.’s hit from 1980 “Winelight,” Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke,” Joshua Redman’s version of James Brown’s soul hit “I Got You (I Feel Good),” Jazz Ambassadors’ “Eleanor Rigby,” Chuck Mangione’s theme from the 1980 Olympics “Give It All You’ve Got” and Steve Tyrell’s arrangement of “It Had To Be You,” among others.  

Come expecting a good time and a great concert of familiar tunes to set your toes a tappin’!