23rd Annual Winter Jazz Ensemble Concert to be held Feb. 18

The 23rd Annual Winter Jazz Concert will take place Feb. 18 at the Majestic Theater.

The Gettysburg College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Prof. John "Buzz" Jones, will perform a variety of big band jazz music beginning at 8 p.m.

Renowned jazz violinist and Philadelphia native John Blake, Jr. is the guest soloist. Classically trained, Blake first gained recognition on recordings he made as a touring member of Grover Washington, Jr.’s popular “crossover” jazz band. He also spent five years as a member of numerous ensembles led by legendary pianist McCoy Tyner. Blake is currently a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and at the Manhattan School of Music.

The fusion of classic and contemporary jazz along with Blake, Jr.’s much-anticipated performance will create an exciting night of musical entertainment. Tickets for the Feb. 18 concert are $5. There will be no charge for Gettysburg College students and employees with college identification. For ticket information visit www.gettysburgmajestic.org or call 717-337-8200.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Contact: Tracey Dukert, assistant director of news content, 717.337.6521

Posted: Fri, 3 Feb 2012

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