Skip to main content

 SRU Jazz Ensemble to Salute Frank Sinatra in Opening Concert 

 

SPOTLIGHT

9/28/2005

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

SRU JAZZ ENSEMBLE TO SPOTLIGHT FRANK SINATRA IN SEMESTER’S OPENING CONCERT

     SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. –  A concert titled “Old Blue Eyes,” offering a tribute to famed Big Band singer Frank Sinatra will open Slippery Rock University’s Jazz Ensemble schedule, featuring Stephen Ball, an SRU voice major from Slippery Rock, when it performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday [Oct. 5] in the University Union.

     The 17-member ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Stephen Hawk, associate professor of music. Admission is $3 for the general public; students are free.

     Ball and the ensemble will feature Sinatra’s “Come Fly with Me,” “Summer Wind,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “The Lady is a Tramp” and “The Best is Yet to Come.” Hawk explains the group will be using original Nelson Riddle arrangements for the Sinatra salute.

     The concert will also feature trumpeters Courtney Geary of Bellefonte, Will Weltman of New Castle and Galen McKinney of Erie for a rendition of “The Cool Ones.” Other selections scheduled are “Hunting Wabbits” by Gordon Goodwin, “Bye Bye Blues,” by Rob McConnell,” and Bob Mintzer’s “Latin Dance.”

 PN, PGN, WPN, PR

JazzSinatra.kes.doc

 

Click here to view the Economic Impact Report

Click here to view the Economic Impact Report