Jazz at Sheridan College

The Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College will be the venue for “Jazz at Sheridan College,” an evening of jazz music featuring the Sheridan College Jazztet, the Sheridan College Jazz Ensemble, and the Jazz Orchestra on Thursday March 9,at 7:30 p.m. All three will be conducted by Dr. Eric Richards, Director of Bands and Jazz Studies for Sheridan College.

“Our students and community musicians are looking forward to performing a wide range of music for jazz combo and big band for our audience. The program includes everything from straight-ahead jazz and blues, to a beautiful ballad in the style of the Count Basie Orchestra, to contemporary high energy funk,” said Richards.

The SC Jazztet, an eight-person jazz combo comprised primarily of students and is led by Dr. Richards on keyboards and Michael Johnston on trumpet. They will be performing the music of Eddie Harris, Sonny Rollins, Nat Adderley, and Dave Brubeck.

The SC Jazz Ensemble is a modern jazz orchestra of 22 members, including students and community members. The ensemble features saxophones, trumpets, trombones, piano, guitar, bass, drums, and a vocalist. Among the pieces they will present are music of Darryl Brenzel, Roy Mitchell, Greg Yasinitsky, and Rich Woolworth. Admission to “Jazz at Sheridan College” is FREE and open to the public; no tickets are required.

For more information on Jazz at Sheridan College and other upcoming WCA events, please visit www.whitneyarts.org. Further information on the Sheridan College Music Program can be found at www.sheridan.edu/music. For information on Bands and Jazz Studies at Sheridan College, please contact Dr. Richards at erichards@sheridan.edu or (307) 674-6446 ext. 3009.


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