FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 14, 2021
STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The Tarleton State University Department of Fine Arts will present Jazz Ensembles 2 and 3 in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the Theater of the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center in Stephenville.
Admission is $5, or free with a Tarleton ID. The box office will open at 6:30 p.m.; seating is general admission.
The Ensemble 2 portion of the concert will be Big Band music from the standard jazz performance literature. “Things Ain’t What They Used to Be” and “C Jam Blues” by Duke Ellington and Sonny Rollins’ “Tenor Madness” will be featured.
“This year we are encouraging all our jazz students to improvise solos,” said Thomas Burchill, Ensemble 2 Director. “Everyone playing in jazz band will be a featured soloist.”
Ensemble 3, directed by Wade Girton, will showcase the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie, including “Blues in Hoss Flat,” “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” “’Round Midnight,” “Sonnymoon” and “Manteca.”A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.