Lee Jazz Ensemble To Perform Thursday

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Lee University Jazz Ensemble will present its spring concert Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center under the direction of Alan Wyatt. 

The program will feature "Basie’s Buddy B” by John LaBarbera, “Riverscape” by Fred Sturm, “Turnaround” by Matt Harris, and “Shake Everything You Got” by Maceo Parker, among other compositions. 

A frequent award winner at national festivals, the ensemble performs for campus, school, and civic events. Its students also have the opportunity to perform in combos under the supervision of tenor saxophonist Mr. Wyatt, a soloist known for his imaginative improvisations.

Mr. Wyatt, an assistant professor of music at Lee, has shared the stage with several artists, including Frank Sinatra, Jr., The Temptations, The Four Tops, Doc Severinsen, and Clay Aiken, among others. Prior to his appointment at Lee, Mr. Wyatt was the co-leader, along with his late wife Paula Archer-Wyatt, of a jazz quartet that performed throughout the greater southeastern United States. 

The performance is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Lee’s School of Music at 614-8240 or email music@leeuniversity.edu.

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