The Jazz Rock Ensemble fall concert is set for Saturday, Dec. 1, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
The concert, which will begin at 7:30 p.m., will take place in the Fine Arts Recital Hall, and is free and open to the public.
The Jazz Rock Ensemble, directed by Dr. Jim Payne, UNK professor of music, will present a concert of big band sounds with works from the swing era to newer charts of the big bands of the present.
“Jazz Rock will perform jazz pieces styled in several types of swing, samba, rock, jazz rock fusion, New Orleans second line, contemporary jazz, ballad and funk,” Dr. Payne said. “The music will come from the libraries of Rob McConnell and Boss Brass, Duke Ellington, University of Northern Colorado Lab Band and other great writers.”
According to Dr. Payne, Nathan Lefebre, director of bands at Kearney High School, will be featured as trombone soloist on an arrangement of “The Nearness Of You” by Eric Richards, associate professor of composition and jazz studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
“We are excited to have Nathan Lefebre play as a soloist,” Dr. Payne said. “He is a very talented and outstanding musician.”
The members of the UNK Jazz Rock Ensemble are listed below, alphabetically, by hometown.
Carleton- Riley Volkmer, guitar
Columbus- Alex Jones, guitar
Grand Island- Dan Carlson, alto saxophone
Grand Island- Andrea Hesterman, trumpet
Grand Island- Ryne Miller, baritone saxophone
Grand Island- Eric Rempe, trombone
Gretna- Aaron Ray, piano
Kearney- Tyler Allen, trombone
Kearney- Kory Reeder, bass
Lexington- Joel Montes, drums
Lexington- Morgan Sentelle, trumpet
McCook- Casey Cobb, tenor saxophone
Minden- Jonathan Hunzeker, trombone
Minden- Vergil Nelson, trombone
Minden- Matthew Stubbs, trumpet
Mitchell- Matt Powell, drums
Omaha- Haley Allen, alto saxophone
Ralston- Joey Casella, tenor and alto saxophones
Ravenna- Mike Bohn, bass
Wahoo- Gabe Haberman
Wauneta- Brett Klima, trumpet
Wauneta- Southfield, Michigan
Wauneta- Anthony Ford, tenor saxophone
Daejeon- Seojin Park, piano