Tufts University Presents Three Concerts By Jazz Ensembles

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Jazz percussionists to revisit past

The second, entitled A Harvest Moon Meets the Holidays, will feature the Tufts Jazz Choir, led by Tisha Stadnicki, and another ensemble directed by Nando Michelin performing tunes including a moon medley with Manhattan Transfers How High the Moon, as well as holiday standards such as Baby Its Cold Outside and the bluesy song Teach Me Tonight. This performance will take place on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. in the Distler Performance Hall. Last, but not least, Joel LaRue Smith and Paul Ahlstrands small jazz ensembles will perform works by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Thelonious Monk; Earth, Wind, and Fire; Chaka Khan, and Afro-Cuban jazz originals by Professor Smith in a concert entitled New York, an exploration of the hypnotic and electrifying rhythms found in jazz clubs from Harlem to Greenwich Village, Broadway theaters, and the premier concert halls of New York City. This concert will be take place on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Fisher Performance Room.
For more information, visit http://www.wickedlocal.com/medford/news/x348804880/Tufts-University-presents-three-concerts-by-Jazz-ensembles

Lexington Jazz Music Examiner

The Blues. Latta, director of percussion studies and head of the jazz and percussion ensembles at Fort Lewis College, has a big week planned for his musicians. It starts tonight with the Jazz Ensemble dipping into the music of Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, the Beatles and Chick Corea, among others. On Thursday, the Percussion Ensemble will spread its winged drums to perform a surprising program that includes music by Dvorak. Yes, if you havent heard either of these groups perform, nows the time. Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for students.
For more information, visit http://www.durangoherald.com/article/20131202/ARTS03/131209932/Jazz-percussionists-to-revisit-past-

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For more information, visit http://www.examiner.com/jazz-music-3-in-lexington/robert-cunningham

Jazz up the season at Bucknell Dec. 4

The performance, which is free and open to the public, is part of the universitys ongoing Jazz at Bucknell series. Joining pianist Steve Rudolph will be Peter Paulsen, bass; Tony Miceli, vibraphone; Jonathan Ragonese, saxophone; and Phil Haynes, percussion. The players Rudolph has had an inspiring career in his 40 years of professional music making. The winner of the Jazziz Magazine Piano Competition at the Seven Springs Jazz Festival in 2000, he was also awarded two Jazz Composition Fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. With 11 acclaimed CDs as a leader, he has served as producer, arranger and performer on many recordings including CDs with Johnny Coles, Bill Goodwin, Ali Ryerson, Matt Wilson and Vinny Valentino. His concert performances have been with many jazz masters including Louie Bellson, Clark Terry, Terry Gibbs, Rufus Reid, Buddy Tate, Al Grey, the Mills Brothers and Cal Collins.
For more information, visit http://www.dailyitem.com/0300_entertainment/x1199563016/Jazz-up-the-season-at-Bucknell-Dec-4

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