About the event
The Washington State University School of Music will present their first jazz concert of the year on Tuesday, October 12, at 7:30pm, in Kimbrough Concert Hall. The concert will feature faculty ensemble Jazz Northwest, the award-winning WSU Jazz Big Band and Big Band II under the direction of Regents Professor and Coordinator of Jazz Studies Greg Yasinitsky.
Jazz Northwest will perform “JP” by Darry Singleton, percussionist with the group and one of the newest members of the School of Music faculty, and Sioux Center Shuffle by Yasinitsky, who plays saxophone in the ensemble. In addition to Singleton and Yasinitsky, Jazz Northwest includes guitarist César Haas and bassist David Bjur—also newly added School of Music faculty members—and veteran faculty members Horace Alexander Young, saxophone; David Turnbull, trumpet; and Jake Svendsen, piano.
The Jazz Big Band will perform “Illegal Actions” by David Larsen, Director of Bands at Spokane Falls Community College and “Tri-Bop” by Los Angeles based composer Bill Liston . The program will also feature performances by the Jazz Big Band and Big Band II of “The Big Beat,” “Jackknife,” “Quality Time” and “Top Dog” by Yasinitsky. Soloists will include trombonist Brad Dowson; guitarists Brooke Rowland and Shane Isom; drummers Erik Hawkins and Joe-Henry McQuary; and saxophonists Rogan Tinsley and Thomas Wieland.
The concert will be free of charge and the public is invited.
SPONSORED BY ALLEGRO. Allegro is an umbrella Registered Student Organization that represents all music student organizations at Washington State University. Allegro aims to excite and inspire through music by partnering with student organizations to provide funding for world-renowned guest artists to perform and work one-on-one with students on the Pullman campus. Allegro receives generous funding from the Associated Students of Washington State University.