Jazz ensembles to present Stan Kenton tribute concert

Stan Kenton

Tarleton State University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Tarleton’s Department of Fine Arts will present a concert featuring Jazz Ensembles I and II, under the direction of Greg Ball, Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center theatre.

The concert will feature music by jazz great Stan Kenton (1911-1979). A pianist, composer and arranger, Kenton was influential in expanding the big band sound with his two-time Grammy Award-winning 23-piece orchestra. Kenton is known for creating the famous “Kenton Sound,” which features parts for a mellophone section and bass saxophone in his compositions.

Admission is $5 for adults or free with a Tarleton ID. Tickets go on sale one hour before the concert and all seating is general admission.

For more information about this and upcoming events at the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center, please visit http://www.tarleton.edu/finearts/index.html.

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Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Kurt Mogonye
254-968-9460
mogonye@tarleton.edu

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