Big Band and Jazz Singers to perform on November 22 | Nebraska today
The Big Band and jazz singers from the Glenn Korff School of Music will perform on November 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kimball Recital Hall.
The concert is free and open to the public. It will also be webcast live.
The Jazz Singers, under the direction of David von Kampen, is a small choir, open to all members of the university community by audition. Students learn jazz style, ensemble vocals, lyric delivery, solos, and improvisation.
The Big Band, under the direction of Bryan Canonigo, is an essential part of the jazz program. Through intensive rehearsals and performances, students are encouraged to develop and maintain the foundational skills necessary to perform a wide variety of repertoires and to engage in the creative process through improvisation.
For the performance on November 22, the Jazz Singers will be making new arrangements of music by Malika Tirolien and Paul Simon, a painting to a song by Sarah Jarosz that von Kampen wrote for this group five years ago, and the hallmark of the musician and educator Julia Dollison. new arrangement of his own composition, “Forward Like So”.
“This will be an unofficial world premiere before we do it in Dallas next month at our national Jazz Education Network conference,” said von Kampen.
He also said the band were excited to sing again.
“And we are happy to share the concert with the ONE Big Band, ”he said. “I believe this is the first time we’ve been billed with this set. It should be a great night of jazz and new music.