The Missouri University of Science and Technology Jazz Ensemble will perform its fall concert on the Missouri S&T campus this November.
The concert will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla. David Cress, assistant teaching professor in arts, languages and philosophy, will conduct the Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo.
The S&T Jazz Combo will give a “pre-concert” performance at 6:30 p.m. that night.
The Jazz Ensemble will perform music made popular by Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Norah Jones, Ray Charles, Gordon Goodwin and Buddy Rich. The concert will feature vocal performances by Missouri S&T students Ian Ramsey, a senior in physics from Rolla, Elyse Carter, a senior in architectural engineering from St. Louis, Daniel Sloan, a senior in biological sciences from Cameron, Missouri, and Hannah Ramsey, a freshman in English from Rolla.
Denise Minard, a senior in petroleum engineering from Bismarck, North Dakota; Joseph Baleta, a senior in mechanical engineering from Grandview, Missouri; Caroline Tran, a senior in computer science from Kansas City, and Carly Ecker, a senior in chemical engineering from St. Louis, will also give a special performance as a quartet. Called the String Theory Quartet, they will perform music written especially for them by Kansas City composer J.E. Chapman.
Tickets are $5 for the general public and free for S&T students who present a valid I.D., and youth age 18 or younger. Tickets can be purchased 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Leach Theatre Box Office located in the vestibule of the main entrance of Castleman Hall, facing 10th Street, or by calling 573-341-4219. They will also be available for purchase at the door an hour before the performance.
For more information on the concert or the Missouri S&T Jazz Band, contact Cress at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Missouri S&T performing arts office at 573-341-4185.