The ensemble will perform hits from many of the biggest names in the jazz world, including Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald
The BYU Jazz Ensemble will take audiences through an evening of beloved big band classics in their Nov. 13 concert, titled “Stompin’ at the Savoy!” after the jazz standard most famously recorded by Benny Goodman.
“Come join us for an evening of memories as we revisit the big band era of the 20s, 30s and 40s, playing swing era hits by Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Darin and more,” said Jazz Ensemble director Mark Ammons. “These songs will have your toes tapping in no time — you will want to get up and dance!”
Jazz Ensemble vocalist and lead trumpet player Kate Gabbitas is excited for audiences to step into some of the most timeless and influential music of the genre.
“Professor Ammons really keeps the audience in mind when planning these concerts,” said Gabbitas. “It’s very easy listening, so if you’re not familiar with jazz, you won’t be confused or off-put — it will be a nice intro to jazz that you can relax and have fun listening to. And if you are a fan of jazz, there’s a lot there for you too. You’ll hear how much effort and work we spent this semester really perfecting the small details in things like our articulations and cutoffs.”
Visit byuarts.com for tickets and show details.