Oct. 30, 2012
Contact: Chloe Kennedy, News and New Media Writer
The Maryville College Jazz Band will present its 2012 Fall Concert on Tues., Nov. 13 in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall.
The event, which starts at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public.
Directed by Dr. Bill Swann, associate professor of music and chair of the Division of Fine Arts, the band will perform “So What,” “All Blues” and “Freddie Freeloader” by Miles Davis; “Eighty-one” by Miles Davis and Ron Carter; “Cantaloupe Island” by Herbie Hancock; “At the Mambo Inn” by Bauza, Sampson and Woodlen; “Song for my Father” by Horace Silver; and “Cold Duck Time” by Eddie Harris.
“We are featuring the music of Miles Davis this semester,” Swann said. “Five of the eight compositions are either pieces he wrote or performed regularly with his quintets and sextets in the 50s and 60s. Each piece will showcase the hard work and practice the students have invested in learning to improvise in the jazz style.”
Jazz Band members are: Holly Black, flute; Sam Boring, bass guitar; Ben Cecil, electric guitar; Thomas Finn, drums and vibraphone; Chris Hickman, drums and vibraphone; Adam Loo, electric violin and electric mandolin; Colton McNabb, electric guitar; Donovan Reeves, piano; Sam Turpen, trombone; Carrie West, soprano saxophone; and Kacey Whitteaker, electric guitar.
Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state‘s third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for its academic rigor and its focus on the liberal arts, Maryville is where students come to stretch their minds, stretch themselves and learn how to make a difference in the world. Total enrollment for the fall 2013 semester was 1,168.