Jazz Ensemble to premiere new charts

For Immediate Release:  November 19, 2013

Haas Center for the Arts

BLOOMSBURG—The Fall Jazz concert, presented by Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Jazz Ensemble, will feature new music on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. in Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Stephen D. Clickard, the ensemble will premiere three new charts of Clickard’s creation: “Sextessence,” “Strollin' with Miss J” and “There'll Be Some Changes Made.” “Speak No Evil,” “Señor Frog” and “Killer Joe,” arranged by Don Schamber, will also be performed.

The pieces are written for a 13-piece "little big band" and the compositions are in the modern jazz style, with a few written in the "modal" jazz style. The performance will also include two vocal pieces, “My Funny Valentine” and “Georgia” featuring Janelle Dowkus.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.