Seasonably warm weather will be complemented by cool jazz on Saturday in Rosse Hall. The Kenyon Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Professor of Music Ted Buehrer, performs its spring concert at 8 p.m.
The free concert features guest performer Pete Mills, a Columbus-based tenor saxophonist, recording artist, and instructor at Denison University.
“Movin’ Uptown” by jazz legend Benny Carter opens the concert, followed by “Freckle Face” by Sammy Nestico, and “Seven Steps to Heaven” by Miles Davis and Victor Feldman. Ellen Hoffman ’14 of Bethesda, Maryland, will then present a vocal arrangement of “L-O-V-E” by Bert Kaempfert and Milt Gabler, followed by the ensemble’s performance of “Hobo Flats” by Oliver Nelson.
Mills will join the ensemble for two of his original works, “Momentum” and “Summer” from his 2014 album, Sweet Shadow. The performance concludes with Mills and the ensemble performing the Billy Byers song “Doodle-Oodle.”
The concert is the final ensemble performance for members of the Class of 2014, including bassist Michael Kengmana of New York City; guitarist Dylan Markovic of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; guitarist Emma Munger of New York City; bass trombonist Will Quam of Saint Paul, Minnesota; trumpet player Aaron Stone of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania; baritone saxophonist Jacob Williams of Solon, Ohio; and trumpet player Lily Zwaan of Exeter, New Hampshire.
A reception in the Stroud Lobby follows the performance. The concert is free and the public is encouraged to attend. To learn more, call 740-427-5197.
By Nina Zimmerman ’14