BC Jazz Singers, Jazz Band to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month
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 28 at The Clarion at Brazosport College. The concert is free, and the public is cordially invited.
Selections to be performed on April 28 include the following from the BC Jazz Band:
— Hoagy Carmichael’s standard, “Georgia on My Mind;”
— Dizzy Gillespie’s “Birk’s Works;”
— John Lee Hooker’s bluesy “Boom Boom;”
— Lester Young’s swingin’ “Lester Leaps In;”
— McCoy Tyner’s funky “Señor Carlos;”
— Thad Jones’ big band classic “Groove Merchant;” and
— Duke Pearson’s “Big Bertha.”
Selections from the Jazz Singers will include:
— Michael Bublé’s version of “The Best Is Yet to Come;”
— Gene Puerling’s beautiful setting of “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square;”
— Manhattan Transfer’s classic “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie;”
— The 1931 standard "Dream a Little Dream of Me;" and
— Huey Lewis and the News’ “It’s All Right.”
The National Museum of American History has designated April as Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). In partnership with the National Endowment of 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. 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 28 concert, contact Vorin Dornan, Director of The Clarion at Brazosport College at (979) 230-3156.