The University of Kansas Jazz Ensemble I will perform Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Arts Center, welcoming special guest ensemble, Bug.
Bug is a visiting jazz combo comprised of Peter Epstein, an accomplished saxophonist and the director of the Program in Jazz & Improvisational Music at the University of Nevada, Reno; James Miley, pianist, composer and Director of Jazz Studies at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon; Roger Shew, bass, a Los-Angeles-based musician who teaches at Fullerton College and Laguna Beach High School; Brian Hamada, a drummer and jazz educator at CSU Fresno; and Jeff Miley, guitar, notable guitarist who teaches at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, CA. The group has released two critically-acclaimed CDs: Murmur and The GADfly (Origin Records)
The first half of the concert will feature Bug performing with the KU Jazz Ensemble I, playing works by James Miley. Bug will then perform the second half of the concert.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436. www.music.ku.edu