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Jazz Ensemble to perform ‘Dance Music’ from the Big Band era
ETSU Jazz Ensemble on front steps of Mathes Hall

JOHNSON CITY (Nov. 7, 2018) – The East Tennessee State University Jazz Ensemble will perform a concert of “Dance Music” from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 200 E. Mountcastle Drive.

Favorites by Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Count Basie and other legendary musicians will be performed by this student ensemble from the ETSU Department of Music.  The Jazz Ensemble will be joined by new department faculty members Dr. Brett Long on trumpet and Dr. Justin Waller on trombone, as well as student dancers and vocalists.

The Jazz Studies program in the ETSU Department of Music is designed for students who desire a career path performing in contemporary genres and working as professionals in various fields in the music industry.  Through the study of jazz theory and improvisation, which is the basis for most popular styles of music, graduates of the program will be well prepared for the wide variety of opportunities available in the rapidly evolving world of music.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for seniors and free for students with ID.  Proceeds will benefit scholarships and programs for students within the ETSU Department of Music.

For tickets or more information, contact the Department of Music at 423-439-4276 or .  For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.

Media Contact:
Jennifer Hill
hill@etsu.edu
423-439-4317

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