UPEI Jazz Ensemble in Performance

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Posted on Thursday, 20 March 2014

The University of Prince Edward Jazz Ensemble will present its end of semester concert on Friday, March 28 at 7:30 pm in UPEI's Dr. Steel Recital Hall. The "Big Band" sound of Count Basie will be featured on jazz standards including "Shiny Stockings," "April in Paris," and "The Spirit is Willing."

The Jazz Ensemble has again invited UPEI voice students from the studio of Sung Ha Shin-Bouey and Stephen Bouey to join the band on stage. Singers featured in this concert are: Lindsay Gillis ("Summertime"), Nadine Haddad ("Birdland"), Will Millington ("Our Love is Here to Stay"), Nicole Dupuis ("At Last"), Melissa MacKenzie ("The Best is Yet to Come"), and Olivia Barnes ("Cabaret").

The band is excited to present a "James Bond" theme segment. Bass Trombonist, Evan Hammell, has arranged the James Bond theme which will segue into "Live and Let Die" and "Skyfall."

First-year lead alto sax player Emily Proude will be featured on the funky-rock style ballad "Life without You" and Savannah Auld (tenor sax) will step out of the band and sing Norah Jones’ "Don’t Know Why."

Admission is $10 adults and $5 for students, and are available at the door, or in advance by calling 566-0507, or by email at music@upei.ca