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Music of The Duke, Count and Miles to be Performed by DePauw Jazz Ensemble Wednesday

October 4, 2004

October 4, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - The DePauw University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of professor of music and director of jazz studies Randy Salman, will present its opening concert on Wednesday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m. Featured in this performance will be both classic big band standards by Duke Ellington and Count Basie as well as newer original works by David Springfield and Mark Taylor. The concert is free and open to the public and will be held in Kresge Auditorium of the Performing Arts Center with onstage seating.

This performance will balance some of jazz’s most notable big band works with contemporary arrangements and compositions. Audiences of all generations will recognize the classic sounds of Duke Ellington’s Prelude To A Kiss and Count Basie’s April In Paris. Equally enjoyable will be Miles Davis’ Boplicity, which originally appeared on the trumpeter’s landmark 1948 album Birth of the Cool, and Latin icon Tito Puente’s Oye Como Va, a work made famous by Carlos Santana. Other selections will include arrangements of Bronislau Kaper’s classic Invitation by celebrated pianist and composer Frank Mantooth as well as David Springfield’s funk-infused Tarantula and Mark Taylor’s trombone showcase Bone Busters.

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