UW-Green Bay, CL 815
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Last update: 5/1/08
For Immediate Release:
Beatles, Cash and Coltrane featured in UW-Green Bay
UW-Green Bay's two jazz bands and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform a selection of songs that cover a span of eras on the University Theater stage inside Theater Hall, 2420 Nicolet Drive.
Selections by the jazz bands include the Johnny Mercer rendition of "Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me)," John Coltrane's "Naima," Bob Berg's "Silverado" and the Johnny Cash hit "Ring of Fire."
The Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform several jazz-infused classic rock hits including "Monday, Monday" from the Mamas & Papas, "Because" by The Beatles and "Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard" from Simon and Garfunkel with a Brazilian-New Orleans jazz twist.
The concert features plenty of student instrumental and vocal soloists. UW-Green Bay junior Vicki Karpeck, of Green Bay, arranged "Because" for the vocal ensemble, and sophomore Ashley Sprangers, Menasha, arranged and will perform a vocal solo in the song "Momma Who Bore Me."
Prof. John Salerno directs the Jazz I band while Prof. Adam Gaines directs Jazz II. Prof. Chris Salerno is the Vocal Jazz Ensemble director.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students or seniors. Tickets are available by calling (920) 465-2217, toll-free at (800) 328-8587 or online by visiting www.uwgb.edu/tickets.
UW-Green Bay Jazz I Ensemble Personnel
Saxophone — Nick Boreen and Seth Jorgensen, Green Bay; Chris Firkus, Manitowoc; Brian Kopfhammer, Sussex; Mallory Harmann, Luxemburg.
UW-Green Bay Jazz II Ensemble Personnel
Saxophone — Erin Dederich, Menomonee Falls; Kyle Guilette, Sturgeon Bay; Mark Henry, Wausau; Brittany Jameson, Neenah; Davis Mauk, Plymouth; Kait Schaul, Union Grove.
UW-Green Bay Vocal Jazz Ensemble Personnel
Soprano — Lisa Andre, Casco; Hannah Pozorski, Manitowoc; Ashley Sprangers, Menasha; Erin Wadzinski, Green Bay; Tessa Wegenke, Montello.
08-122 | Contact: Mike Heine firstname.lastname@example.org, (920) 465-2526