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The music of Pat Metheny, Jeff Jarvis and Tom Kubis will be among those featured in the University of Nebraska at Kearney Jazz/Rock Ensemble spring concert on Saturday, April 21.
Free and open to the public, the performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Other composers whose music will be performed include Rob McConnell, Jerry Gray, Bob Mintzer, Arturo Sandoval, Neil Slater and Gordon Goodwin.
Each selection will feature improvisational soloists, and on “A Mis Abuelos,” ensemble director Dr. James Payne will be showcased on the trumpet.
Membership in the ensemble is through competitive audition. Instrumentalists are listed below, alphabetically by hometowns with instruments and section leaders indicated:
Aurora – Ashley Lawton, trumpet
Beatrice – Troy Ehmke, tenor saxophone
Bellevue – Adam Hotchkiss, bass trombone, section leader
Chadron – Jonathan Dailey, guitar
Coleridge – Sheila Pinkelman, trumpet
Grand Island – Tom Carlson, percussion
Holdrege – Megan Burlke, trombone; Dirk Riley, percussion, section leader
Kearney – Heather Hansen, alto saxophone; Paul Niedbalski, trombone; Brent
Roemmich, baritone saxophone
Lexington – Dayvid Cardenas, percussion
Lincoln – Paul Ewalt, keyboards
Omaha – Andy Bowers, bass electric; Jon Flanagan, trumpet
Pierce – Ben Brummels, bass electric
Ravenna – Brandon Bohn, trumpet
York – Scott Vincent, trumpet, section leader
Windsor – Dillon Riley, guitar
Union – Brett Kluever, trombone
Rock Springs – Jessica Pavlik, alto saxophone, section leader
Kochi – Chihiro Shinoda