Greyscale vocal jazz ensemble to present 'Java and Jazz' series


JOHNSON CITY (September 19, 2013) – Greyscale, East Tennessee State University’s new vocal jazz ensemble, will appear next week in the first of three “Java and Jazz” performances at Starbucks in the D.P. Culp University Center. 

On Monday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m., students, faculty, staff and the community may enjoy a beverage from Starbucks, located in The Cave on the Culp Center’s lower level, while listening to this premier men’s and women’s ensemble from the ETSU Department of Music.

“Greyscale performs a fusion of jazz and contemporary styles, with repertoire that includes jazz standards, unaccompanied arrangements of pop tunes, and pieces that combine vocal styles,” said Dr. Alan Stevens, ETSU assistant professor of music and director of the ensemble.

Tunes like “Begin the Beguine,” “The Boy from New York City,” “Send in the Clowns,” “Africa” and “Hide and Seek,” as well as special solos by group members, will be featured in the Sept. 23 program.

Additional performances in the “Java and Jazz” series this semester will be given on Mondays, Oct. 21 and Nov. 18.

Admission is free.  For more information or special assistance for those with disabilities, call the ETSU Department of Music at (423) 439-4276.

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