LU Jazz Ensemble to perform

Published 11:17 am Thursday, March 10, 2016

On Thursday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. the Longwood University Jazz Ensemble will present a concert in Jarman Auditorium on the LU campus. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

The LU Jazz Ensemble, in its 23rd year under the direction of Dr. Charles Kinzer, will perform music from the libraries of Buddy Rich, Grover Washington, Jr., Miles Davis Rich and Tower of Power, among others. 

Roxanne Cook, a junior music major from Falls Church, will sing two selections, the Hoagy Carmichael classic, “Skylark” and Anita O’Day’s trademark hit from 1946 with the Gene Krupa big band, “Boogie Blues.”

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Instrumental soloists with the Jazz Ensemble include Tyler Gage, a senior trumpeter from Appomattox, Cody Leonard, a junior saxophonist from Nottoway and Lucas Whirley, a sophomore saxophonist from Keysville.