St. Norbert College instrumental jazz ensemble concert
April 20, 2007
From St. Norbert College, April 11, 2007
by Meredith Meier, email@example.com, (920) 403-3089
The concert will feature guest conductor Fred Sturm. Sturm is director of Jazz and Improvisational Music at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music and guest conductor of professional jazz ensembles and radio orchestras in Germany, Italy, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
From 1991 to 2002, he served as professor of Jazz Studies and Jazz Ensemble/Studio Orchestra director at the Eastman School of Music. His works have been performed by jazz, orchestral, wind, choral and chamber ensembles worldwide, printed by nine international publishers and issued on four record labels.
In 2003, he received the ASCAP/IAJE Commission in Honor of Quincy Jones, a Grammy nomination in 1997, and "Downbeat Magazine" has cited his collegiate ensembles as America's best eight times.
The Pulaski High School Jazz Ensemble will be conducted by Ryan Alban and will perform Ike Sturm's "Blue Opening," Sammy Nestico's "Samantha," David Caffey's "A Minor Excursion" and Fred Sturm's "Chronometry."
The St. Norbert Jazz Ensemble will be conducted by Sturm and will perform his works: "Follow the Leader," "Skyhawk," "Aim High," "Celtic Aire," "A Hymn for Her" and "Cabeza de Queso."
For more information, contact Holly Huntley at (920) 403-3112 or firstname.lastname@example.org.