Release: Oct. 26, 2016
GAMBIER, Ohio — The Kenyon College Jazz Ensemble swings into action for its fall concert Friday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. in Rosse Hall, 105 College Road.
Under the direction of Professor of Music Ted Buehrer, the student ensemble will perform selections from a variety of jazz and contemporary genres. The group will play mainstream jazz hits by composers including Bennie Moten, Billy Strayhorn and George Gershwin, and they will play contemporary songs by composers Gordon Goodwin and Thom Yorke, known for his work with the band Radiohead.
The ensemble also will perform Afro-Peruvian pieces by Gabriel Alegria, a 1993 graduate of Kenyon College who recently visited campus with his Afro-Peruvian Sextet as part of the Gund Concert Series. Two of Alegria’s pieces will close the concert: “Carrusel de Luces” and his arrangement of Gershwin’s classic “Summertime.”
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Kenyon Department of Music at 740-427-5197.