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KU Jazz Ensembles II and III to perform at Murphy Hall

Monday, November 15, 2010

The KU School of Music presents the KU Jazz Ensemble II and III performing in Room 130 Murphy Hall, 7:30pm, Wednesday, November 17, 2010. This concert is free to the public.

With Robert McCurdy as director, the Jazz Ensemble II will perform works to be selected from the following:

In Case of an Emergency Slide Hampton
Captain Perfect Alf Clausen
Heliolatry Bob Washut
The Hammer Dave Glenn
They Can’t Take That Away From Me Gershwin/arr. George Stone
Slants Ryan Keberle



Led by director Gregory Battista, the Jazz Ensemble III will perform selected works from the following:

Serenade to a Cuckoo Roland Kirk/arr. Dave Glenn
Solar Miles Davis/arr. Mike Tomaro
Improvisation #1 Jazz Ensemble III
Improvisation #2 Jazz Ensemble III



9th Annual KU Jazz Vespers
Thursday, December 9, 2010
7:30 PM
The Lied Center
Featuring KU Jazz Ensemble I with guest soloists Vince Gnojek, Steve Leisring and Robert Walzel performing the entire Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn arrangement of "The Nutcracker Suite." Tickets are $7/adults and $5/students and seniors and are available through the Lied Center Box Office, 785-864-2787.

34th Annual KU Jazz Festival
Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, 2011
Concerts nightly at 7:30 PM
Lawrence Free State High School Auditorium
Featuring CHRISTIAN McBRIDE, bass, with KU Jazz Ensemble I, and DICK OATTS, saxophone, with the Festival All-Star Big Band Tickets on sale beginning January 24, 2011.

For more information any of these upcoming events, visit us at music.ku.edu or call 785-864-3436.


School of Music Calendar
Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.