Heart of Carolina Jazz Concert Set at Temple
The Heart of Carolina Jazz Society presents "1959 Jazz Classics," featuring Gregg Gelb on alto and tenor saxophone and clarinet, with special guests Ken Rhodes, piano; Jason Foureman, bass; Josh Tillman, trumpet and Thomas Taylor, drums, along with the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra, at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Temple Theatre in Sanford.
This concert will feature jazz compositions from the year 1959, including Dave Brubeck's "Blue Rondo a la Turk," Charles Mingus' "Better Get Hit in Your Soul,' as well as works by Sonny Rollins, Art Pepper, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Sonny Stitt, Ornette Coleman, Horace Silver, and Thelonious Monk.
Gregg Gelb, director of the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra, transcribed, analyzed, and performed these works recently as part of his DMA Dissertation recital at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. The selected compositions are considered to be some of the finest compositions in the history of jazz and were all recorded in the year 1959. The guest artists for this encore concert, along with several members of the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra, assisted Gelb at this recent recital. Ken Rhodes, Jason Foureman, and Josh Tillman are all professional jazz musicians from the Triad and Thomas Taylor is from Raleigh.
In addition to these works, the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra will also present arrangements from the big bands of Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, and many others.
The Heart of Carolina Jazz Society is a nonprofit organization
Concert tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students/children (general admission). Call the Temple Theatre Box Office at (919) 774-4155 from 2 to 6 p.m.
Go to www.carolinajazz.com for more information.
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