NWC News Desk

NWC Jazz Band presents spring concert Tuesday, April 29

Posted April 11, 2008

P O W E L L, W y o. - On Tuesday, April 29, the NWC Jazz Band will share with local audiences the repertoire they've performed on tours and at festivals this year. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Nelson Performing Arts Center Auditorium.

Highlights from the program include Gordon Goodwin's "High Maintenance" and "Sea Changes" by Alan Baylock. A few numbers feature individual and small group ensembles. The trombone section soaks up the spotlight in Stan Kenton's "23 degrees North 82 degrees West," and guitarist Shawn Kebler is featured in Wes Montgomery's version of "Caravan."

"It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing" by Duke Ellington showcases the talents of drumming instructor Ronnie Bedford and his students Braxton Beemer, Sean Francis and Caleb Van Gelder.

The Jazz Band is under the baton of Neil Hansen, an associate professor of music at NWC.

The Monday Combo, directed by adjunct instructor Craig Olson, will take the stage for a few minutes during the concert with performances of "Pumpkins Delight" by Dana Landry and "Seven Steps to Heaven" by Miles Davis.

Admission is free.