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SRU JAZZ ENSEMBLE TO RELEASE LATEST CD AT
CAMPUS CONCERT OCT. 11
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.
– The Slippery Rock University Jazz Ensemble, under the
direction of Dr. Stephen Hawk, associate professor of music, will
celebrate the release of its fourth CD “Crossing
Borders” in its first campus concert following a successful
summer European tour in a public concert set for 7:30 p.m. Oct.
will be in the University Union. Admission is $3 for the general
public; free for SRU students.
ensemble was invited to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival in
Switzerland and the North Sea Jazz Festival in Switzerland as part
of the summer tour that also took them to Paris and Germany.
Selections for the CD were recorded just before the ensemble left
for Europe. Copies of the CD will be available at the concert and
are available at the SGA Bookstore (or may be ordered on line at:
will feature selections from the CD, including “Big
Dipper,” by Thad Jones, and “Afro Blue,” made
famous by John Coltrane. The concert will feature Dr. David Glover,
SRU assistant professor of music, as special guest for a drum set
on “Groove Assai.” Other selections "Tall Cotton," from
the Count Basie Orchestra library, featuring senior trombonist,
Nick Deutsch of Pittsburgh, "Groove," from the Maynard Ferguson
library, which will feature trumpet soloist Will Weltman of New
Castle, and "Big Swing Face," from the Buddy Rich library, which
will feature junior drummer and president of the SRU Jazz Ensemble
Justin Chesarek of Renfrew.
the band will be alumni of the SRU jazz program Clayton DeWalt on
trombone, and Galen McKinney on lead trumpet.
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