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Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Arts Combo Play BMC Oct. 8
Oklahoma City University’s jazz ensembles kick off their 2008-09 season Oct. 8 with music from Dizzy Gillespie to Leonard Bernstein performed by the Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Arts Combo. Wednesday’s Bass Music Center concert begins at 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The Jazz Arts Combo is comprised of soprano Manna Nichols with Robert Redmond, trumpet; Chris Lecher, trombone Brian Anderson, guitar; Danny Gering, piano; Brian McQuade, bass; Jerrod Murphy, Jeremy Parr; and Brett Woodmansee, drums. On Wednesday, the Combo will play “Can't Help Lovin' That Man” (Kern and Hammerstein); “Night in Tunisia” (Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli); “Joy's Waltz” (Tracy Patterson); “Confidentiality” (Roy Hargrove); and “A Day in the Life of a Fool” (Black Orpheus - Luiz Bonfa). The 2008-09 Jazz Orchestra is comprised of saxophones Lisa Hollowell, Brady Rohling, Judyta Murzyn and Tracy Patterson; trombones Chris Lecher, Tim Mills, Josh Attaway and Justin Sechrist; and trumpets Ryan Beach Tomasz Dabrowski, Dwight Goetz and Mason Tyler. The rhythm section features Brian Anderson, guitar; Julie Huang and Kaelyn Neal, piano; Sam Hinson, bass; and Chris Ozinga and Eddy Streck, drums. For the opening concert, the Jazz Orchestra will perform “Mambo” (Sondheim and Bernstein/arr. Mossman); “Witchcraft” (Leigh & Coleman/arr. Wolpe) featuring singer Peyton Crim; “Lush Life” (Strayhorn/arr. Tomaro); “Trofeo de Bolos” (Craig Skeffington); “You Make Me Feel So Young” (Gordon & Myrow/trans. Harpin) featuring Peyton Crim, voice; and “Salt Peanuts” (Gillespie, Clarke/arr. Taylor). Both ensembles are under the direction of Dr. Kris Maloy. For more information on OCU’s jazz program or on the Bass School of Music, visit