The Gettysburg College Jazz Ensemble's Winter Concert, set for 8 p.m. on Feb. 19 at the Majestic Theater, will feature renowned saxophonist Denis DiBlasio.
DiBlasio directs the jazz program at Rowan University in New Jersey, where he also serves as executive director of The Maynard Ferguson Institute of Jazz. Also a flutist, DiBlasio is known for nine recordings of his own along with published texts, arrangements, and compositions.
Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children under 12 and for Gettysburg College students and employees with ID. Information is available at 717-337-8200, or email@example.com. The Majestic Theater is at 25 Carlisle St., just north of the town square.
Prof. John "Buzz" Jones directs the Jazz Ensemble of Gettysburg College's Sunderman Conservatory of Music. The auditioned ensemble of approximately 20 students performs all styles of jazz, encompassing swing, Latin, fusion, bop, and American songbook standards of the Big Band Era.
The Jazz Ensemble has toured Europe four times since 1993 with performances at the Montreux (Switzerland), Vienné (France), and the North Sea (Holland) Jazz Festivals. A tour of Switzerland and France is planned this coming summer. The ensemble has opened for Ray Brown and Phil Woods and performed with world-renowned soloists Paquito D'Rivera, Boston Brass, Lew Soloff, Graham Breedlove, and Hector Martignon.
The Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College combines Gettysburg's superb music tradition and its strengths as one of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges. Established in 2005 through a $15.7 million gift from 1919 graduate Dr. F. William Sunderman Sr., the conservatory offers three degrees -- bachelor of music in performance, bachelor of arts in music, and bachelor of science in music education -- as well as a minor in music.
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: Jim Hale, senior staff writerPosted: Fri, 18 Feb 2011
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