$5 / Free w/ GC ID
Friday, February 17, 2023 / 08:00 pm
This concert will celebrate Black History Month, as the ensemble performs works by great Black composers of the 20th century. Benny Carter’s six-movement suite, Central City Sketches, will be a highlight of the evening, along with tunes by Mary Lou Williams and Charles Mingus.
The Jazz Ensemble is a popular ensemble for students across campus. 16-19 students are selected by audition to study myriad styles of jazz encompassing swing, Latin, fusion, bop, and the American Songbook. The band toured Europe in 1993, 1997, 2002, 2008, and 2015 with performances in Istanbul, Perugia, and in towns on the French Riveria. On previous tours, the ensemble performed in Montreux, Vienné, Amsterdam, Paris, Bruges, Heidelberd, Athens, and Venice. The GCJE has opened for Ray Brown and Phil Woods and performed with world-renowned soloists Carmen Bradford, Delfeayo Marsalis, Paquito D’Rivera, Boston Brass, Denis DiBlasio, Lew Soloff, Graham Breedlove, and Chris Brubeck. The ensemble was honored to perform at the 2011 MENC Eastern Division Conference in Baltimore. This is the first music ensemble in the history of Gettysburg College to be afforded this opportunity.
Tickets will be available starting one week prior to the show at the Box Office, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, or by calling (717) 337-8200.
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