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Jazz/rock fusion highlight of Tuesday Nite Big Band concerts

Palm Beach State College’s Tuesday Nite Big Band will perform “From Funky to Fusion: The Jazz-Rock Revolution” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 23.

The Feb. 16 performance will be held in the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus and the Feb. 23 performance will be at the Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens. Admission is $15. Students, faculty and staff tickets are $5.

DSC_4670The concert will spotlight jazz/rock fusion, a musical genre that developed in the late 1960s when musicians combined aspects of jazz harmony and improvisation with styles such as funk, rock, rhythm and blues and Latin jazz.

It features recreated performances from some of its pioneers such as Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and Wayne Shorter and super groups such as The Brecker Brothers, Steps Ahead and The Pat Metheny Group.

Songs such as “Watermelon Man,” and “Tell Me a Bedtime Story” by Herbie Hancock, and “Some Skunk Funk” by The Brecker Brothers will be performed alongside original compositions by Greg Diaz and David Gibble.

“This is a very entertaining style of music that has been influential not only in jazz but on other styles of popular music over the last 40 years,” said Associate Professor David Gibble, who directs the band. “Many of the pioneers of the movement originated with Miles Davis and his collaborators who were at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music.”

The Tuesday Nite Big Band is composed of students and community professionals. For more information, call the Duncan Theatre box office at (561) 868-3309 or the Eissey Campus Theatre box office at (561) 207-5900.

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