UTC Jazz Band Spring Concert Is April 9

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The UTC Music Department will present the UTC Jazz Band Spring Concert, directed by Erika Schafer, on Wednesday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. Featured in this performance are guest clarinetist Nikolasa Tejero and vocalists Amy Elizabeth Oaks and Alea Tveit. This performance will take place in the UTC Fine Arts Center, Roland Hayes Concert Hall, 752 Vine St. and will highlight a variety of styles from some of music’s master musicians including: Gordon Goodwin, Artie Shaw, George and Ira Gerschwin, Ray Bryant, Richard Rodgers, and Les Hooper. Admission is free and open to the public.

This recital will showcase jazz with works such as “The Jazz Police” by Mr. Goodwin, “Concerto for Clarinet” by Mr. Shaw, with guest clarinetist Nikolasa Tejero, “Sister Sadie” by Horace Silver and Michael Abene, “Embraceable You” by the Gershwin’s and “My Funny Valentine” by Mr. Rodgers.

Dr. Schafer is in her sixth year as assistant professor of Trumpet and assistant director of Bands at UTC. She teaches trumpet lessons, directs the Jazz Band and Trumpet Ensemble, and is the assistant director of the Marching Band and Pep Band. She performs regularly with the Chattanooga Symphony and hosted the 2014 Trumpet Festival of the Southeast, in addition to visiting Chile to present master-classes at the University of Chile and Catholic University of Chile. Prior to her position at UTC, Dr. Schafer was a featured soloist of the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C., and performed with several chamber ensembles including the U.S. Navy Band Brass Quartet and the Joint Services Brass Quintet.  She is a founding member of New Dischord, a Chattanooga-based performing ensemble featuring new music in collaboration with other artists

For more information contact the UCT Music Department at 425-4601 or visit http://www.utc.edu/music/projects/performances.php.




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