ABERDEEN, S.D. – On Thursday Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. the Northern State University Music Department will present a jazz concert featuring Northern’s 1 O’clock jazz ensemble, directed by Fritz Hemke, and 2 O’clock Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Grant Manhart. The concert will be performed in the Jewett Theatre in the Johnson Fine Arts Center and the theme will be “The Colors of Fall.”
The 1 O’clock band will perform “Makin Whoopee”, the “Monsters Inc” theme arranged by bass clarinetist in the group Cody He Crow, and “Song for Silver” by Peter Blair, featuring all seven students in the band.
The 2 O’clock Jazz Ensemble will perform works by Dennis DiBlasio, which have been performed by the Maynard Ferguson Big Band and the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Big Band. It will feature Hemke, Northern professor of woodwinds. Also on the program is a trombone feature, composed by Don Sebesky, highlighting Noelle Nemmers, senior music education major.
The band will also perform a unique piece, which is a movement from a modern tuba concerto titled “Riot” by Gary D. Ziek. Northern professor of low brass Dr. Travis Netzer will be the featured tuba soloist. Lastly, the band will again feature visiting nurse and jazz and pop singer “Izzy” singing the Count Basie arrangement of “Alright Ok You Win”.
All tickets to the Northern “Colors of Fall” jazz concert are general admission and will be available at the door. Cost is $10 for adults, and $5 for senior citizens and NSU faculty/staff. Students will be admitted for free. Payment will be cash or check only; debit or credit cards will not be accepted. There will be no advance or online ticket sales. For more information, contact the NSU School of Fine Arts at 605-626-2497.