Adventures in rhythm
Rhythm-a-ning: Adventures in Rhythm, Mar 26 at 8 p.m. at Southminster Church, promises a night of rhythm and lively jazz as the U of L Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. David Renter, pays tribute to jazz’s great big band leaders.
“The title, Rhythm-a-ning comes from the Theloneous Monk tune of the same name,” says Renter. “The program features a diverse range of music from Michael Bublé and Stevie Wonder to Stan Kenton and Count Basie. We’ll explore different rhythms in jazz, funk and swing. This is also the first time we’ll perform at Southminster Church, and we’re excited about the new venue.”
Also featured on the program is vocalist Jenni Walker, a first-year music major, who is singing with the Jazz Ensemble for the first time, and the percussive styling of Terence Mazon, a digital audio arts major.
“From unforgettable jazz standards to the Afro-Cuban inspired, Night in Tunisia, it’ll be a great night of music,” says Renter.
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