Wind Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra take the stage

Duke Ellington

CAL POLY HUMBOLDT – The Cal Poly Humboldt Department of Dance, Music and Theater presents the Cal Poly Humboldt Jazz Band and Orchestra on Saturday, October 8 at 8 p.m. at Fulkerson Recital Hall.

Concert tickets are $15 in general, $5 for children and free for Cal Poly Humboldt students with ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at centerarts. humboldt.edu – including tickets for our paid livestream. Proof of COVID vaccination and booster is still required for all on-campus guests. At press time, wearing a mask is not mandatory, but is strongly encouraged.

The evening program begins with five performances by the Wind Ensemble.

They will perform March of the Belgian paratroopers by Pierre Leemans, arranged by Charles Wiley; by Aaron Copland The Red Pony; This cruel moon, by John Mackey; satirical dances by Dello Joio; and diamond tide by Viet Cuong.

The second half of the program includes five arias performed by the Jazz Orchestra.

The orchestra will play who is getting ready by Toshiko Akiyoshi.

According to jazz bandleader Dan Aldag, “it’s designed to feature each of the band’s sections and several soloists – it’s a great way for us to introduce ourselves to the audience.”

They will also perform April in Paris by Wild Bill Davis and All of me, a jazz standard arranged by Thad Jones for his own group, the Thad-Jones Mel Lewis Orchestra. This will feature several soloists, including pianist John Gerving, alto saxophonist Rebekka Lopez and trombonist George Epperson.

11:11 was composed by jazz bandleader Dan Aldag. Inspired by his incredible ability to look at a clock at precisely 11:11 a.m. several times a week, Aldag says that “a tune called ’11:11′ must be in meter 11, and must be an 11 bar blues”. .” Soloists on 11:11 include trombonist Brian White, guitarist Nick DeAnda, and trumpeters Jeff Ruiz and Eddie Kallen.

Harlem Air Shaft is a Duke Ellington masterpiece from the early 1940s. New York City apartment buildings must have a small gap between them so residents can open the windows. These are known as “air ducts”. Ellington once described the play like this: “So much going on in a Harlem air shaft. You get all of Harlem’s essence from an air shaft. You hear fights, you smell dinner, you hear people having sex. You hear intimate gossip floating around. You hear the radio. An air shaft is a very large loudspeaker. Featured are Andrew Henderson and Ricardo Paredes on trumpet and clarinet, respectively.

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