Manhattan ensemble comes to BU

For immediate release: March 19, 2010

BLOOMSBURG — The Manhattan Saxophone Ensemble will be the special guests during the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Jazz Ensemble concert on Friday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts. Admission is free and open to the public.

Founded in March 1991, the Manhattan Saxophone Ensemble has performed throughout the United States, weaving the European classical jazz tradition with hard-swinging American jazz. The ensemble features Gunnar Mossblad (tenor saxophone), Steve Wilson, Dave Riekenberg and Tim Ries. In addition to releasing an album, The Dogwalk, the ensemble has recorded with internationally renowned saxophonist David Liebman on his Owl Records release, Classique.

The BU Jazz Ensemble will perform the music of Quincy Jones, and premier two new compositions by ensemble director Stephen Clickard, professor of music, theatre and dance.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.