BC Jazz Singers and Band celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with concert

BC Jazz Singers and Band celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with concert

Tue Apr 28, 2015

The Brazosport College Jazz Band and Jazz Singers will present a concert in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 30 at The Clarion at Brazosport College in Lake Jackson.

The concert is free, and the public is cordially invited.

Among the selections to be performed by the BC Jazz Band include Wayne Shorter’s up-tempo
 “Black Nile,” Dave Rivello’s latin-influenced arrangement of “My Ship,” Nat Adderly’s bluesy “One for Daddy-O,” Alex Pope Norris’ boogaloo “Bad Guys,” Freddie Hubbard’s funky “Superblue” and Herbie Hancock’s classic “Watermelon Man.”

Selections from the Jazz Singers will include “
Stolen Moments,” arranged by Paris Rutherford; a pair of standards from the Great American Songbook, including “Cry Me aRiver”and Since I Fell For You;” Manhattan Transfer’s classic “Java Jive;” and Pharell’s mega-hit “Happy.”

The National Museum of American History has designated April as Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). In partnership with the 
National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as several other national organizations, JAM sponsors a number of programs to promote jazz, including concerts, lectures, educational materials and exhibitions. The fourth-annualInternationalJazz Day will be celebrated in more than 185 countries with hundreds of events from concerts and jam sessions to workshops and film screenings and master classes.

Details about events and materials related to JAM can be found at the www.
Smithsonianjazz.org. April was chosen for JAM, in recognition of the birthdays of jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Gerry Mulligan and Tito Puente.

For more information about the April 30 concert at The Clarion, please contact Vorin Dornan, Director of The Clarion at Brazosport College at (979) 230-3156.