EU Wind Symphony presents third concert of the season

The Eastern Utah Wind Symphony, a college-community ensemble at College of Eastern Utah, presents its third concert of the 2003-04 season – “All That Jazz” – on Thursday, February  12 at 7:30 p.m. in the CEU Leavitt Student Center. The program will be a departure from the group’s usual fare of band and chamber repertoire, focusing instead on members of the Wind Symphony performing big-band arrangements of music by many of America’s great jazz composers and songwriters.

The Eastern Utah Wind Symphony, a college-community ensemble at College of Eastern Utah, presents its third concert of the 2003-04 season – “All That Jazz” – on Thursday, February  12 at 7:30 p.m. in the CEU Leavitt Student Center. The program will be a departure from the group’s usual fare of band and chamber repertoire, focusing instead on members of the Wind Symphony performing big-band arrangements of music by many of America’s great jazz composers and songwriters.
Featured soloist for the evening will be Rebecca Jensen, a CEU staff. Her offerings includes three jazz standards – “Every Day I Have The Blues,” “Love Is Here To Stay,” and “Why Don’t You Do Right?” – as well as a recent Norah Jones hit, “Don’t Know Why.” Also on the program will be additional selections that encompass a range of jazz styles, including Dave Brubeck’s “Blue Rondo A La Turk,” Duke Ellington’s “Satin Doll,” and Thad Jones’ “Us.”
The Wind Symphony jazz ensemble is comprised of college and community musicians. CEU  students set to perform include Danny Ball, drums; Scott Benson, trumpet; Annie Jensen, piano; Bob Jensen, bass; Jake Madrid, guitar; Susie Martineau, saxophone; and Evan Peyton, trumpet. Community musicians include Reese Barrick, trumpet; Barb Benson, horn; Neil Breinholt, sound; Billy Brown, saxophone; Paul Brown, trumpet; Ben Carroll, saxophone; Sam Chiara, euphonium; James Dart, trombone; Della Estrada, saxophone; Allen Hughes, trombone; and Brian Peterson, saxophone.
The performance will be led by Greg Benson, CEU music instructor . Benson’s professional jazz experience includes appearances as a trombonist with The Four Freshmen, a pioneering vocal jazz group; Marvin Hamlish, an Academy Award-winning composer; Tommy Newsom, a saxophonist with Doc Severinsen’s Tonight Show Band; and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, featuring music of the legendary arranger led by his son, Chris.
The Feb.  12 concert is sponsored by the CEU Department of Music. Admission is $3 with proceeds benefitting Wind Symphony scholarships and private instruction. The final 2003-04 Wind Symphony concert will be “Blasts from the Past” on April 23. Price Civic Auditorium.
Questions? Contact: Dr. Greg Benson, Department of Music, College of Eastern Utah, 451  East 400 North, Price UT 84501, (435)  613-5378, [email protected]