Posted November 4, 2011
The ISU Jazz Big Bands I and II will perform Friday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Jthe ensen Grand Concert Hall in the Stephens Performing Arts Center on the Idaho State University campus.
Jazz II will performa selection more traditional jazz standards including Zoot Suite Riot and Go Daddy O as recently popularized by the group Big Voodoo Daddy, the Woody Herman classic Wood Choppers Ball, and Duke Ellington’s Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.
Jazz I, fresh from their interaction with the Marcus Roberts Trio at the Idaho State Civic Symphony High School Invitational Jazz Fest, will be performing the swing standards After You’ve Gone, Slide’s Derrangement, and Jada. They will also be performing the Brecker Brothers fusion classic Some Skunk Funk, the Count Basie Band’s version of the Duke Ellinton’s In A Mellow Tone, and Kids Are Pretty People by Thad Jones.
The ISU Jazz I Big Band is directed by Dr. Patrick Brooks, Director of Bands, and Jazz II is directed by Kevin York, Associate Director of Bands. Ticket prices for this concert are $8 adults, $6 ISU faculty and staff, $4 pre-college students, and free to ISU students. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted into concerts.