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Jazz concert kicks off fall music lineup

Tuesday Nite Big Band
The PBSC Tuesday Nite Big Band

Palm Beach State College’s Tuesday Nite Big Band and various instrumental jazz ensembles will perform selections from the 1940s to the present at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Eissey Campus Theatre.

The event kicks off the fall music department concert series. Admission is $10. PBSC faculty, staff and students are free.

The jazz combos will perform a variety of music chosen from jazz classics such as Miles Davis’ “Four,” Herbie Hancock’s “Maiden Voyage” and Nat Adderley’s “Work Song.”

The 19-member Tuesday Nite Big Band will pay tribute to Stan Kenton through renditions of “My Old Flame,” “No Harmful Slide Effects” and “Samba Siete,” as well as present some contemporary fare such as Greg Diaz’s brand-new composition titled “Frank Blank.”

“Whether it is the big band sound of the Tuesday Nite Big Band or the mellow sound of one of our jazz combos, this is sure to be a swingin’ evening that you will enjoy,” said David Gibble, director of the Tuesday Nite Big Band.

The fall season will also showcase the PBSC music faculty in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Duncan Theatre (Stage West). Faculty members who will perform pieces from musical legends such as Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven are: Jordan Fratti (clarinet), Kristin Hurley (flute), Juan Pena (classical guitar), Giorgi Chkhikvadze (piano), Michael MacMullen (piano/voice), Suzanne Galer (voice), Loni White (piano) and Dorothy Yanes (voice).

Two different student groups, a jazz sextet and a jazz guitar ensemble, will also perform during the season in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Humanities Building, room 114 on the Lake Worth campus.

The Jazz Sextet, led by David Gibble, will perform selections ranging from George Gershwin’s “Summertime” and Luiz Bonfa’s “Gentle Rain” to “Misterioso” by Thelonius Monk and “Four” by Miles Davis. The jazz guitar ensemble, under the direction of Neil Bacher, will entertain you with music ranging from 17th-century Renaissance dances to 20th-century jazz pieces such as “On Green Dolphin Street” and “Bittersweet” by Mundell Lowe.

A second free concert featuring the jazz quintet and the jazz quartet ensembles will be held at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Humanities Building, room 114 on the Lake Worth campus.

To view the full list of events, click here. 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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