Swing and Sway With Jazz Ensemble
The James Garner Center in Troy will be swinging and swaying Saturday, April 18, as Trinity Music Academy presents the University of North Carolina-Greensboro's Jazz Ensemble in concert at 7 p.m.
The ensemble, made up of undergraduate and graduate students at UNC-G's Miles Davis Jazz Studies program, was founded in 1967. Over the years they have been featured in concerts throughout the United States and performed on radio and television.
The ensemble has performed at the Count Basie Jazz Festival at Carnegie Hall, released several CDs and won numerous awards, including recently, for the third consecutive year, inclusion in Herb Wong's "Top 10 College Campus Recordings."
For the TMA concert, the 17-piece ensemble has put together a play list that includes some jazz but is also heavy on the big band swing era, including Glenn Miller favorites, "String of Pearls," "In the Mood" and "Pennsylvania 6-5000."
The program also includes music by Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman and more.
Tickets, at $12 for adults and $6 for students, are available at the door or by calling Trinity Music Academy at (910) 576-4186.
The James Garner Center is located at 210 Burnette Street, Troy.
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