Big Band and Jazz Singers will perform on April 27 | Nebraska today

The Big Band and Jazz Singers from the Glenn Korff School of Music will perform at 7:30 p.m. on April 27 at Kimball Recital Hall.

The concert is free and open to the public. It will also be webcast live. Visit the Glenn Korff School of Music website on the day of the performance for the link.

The Jazz Singers, under the direction of David von Kampen, is a small choir, open to all members of the university community by audition. Students are instructed in jazz style, ensemble singing, lyrical delivery, solos, and improvisation.

Their program will include “Baltimore Oriole” by Hoagy Carmichael and arranged by von Kampen; “Color Theory”, composed and arranged by von Kampen; and “I’m Hip” by Dave Frishberg and Bob Dorough, arranged by Kerry Marsh.

The Big Band, under the direction of Bryan Canonigo, is an essential component of the jazz program. Through intensive rehearsal and performance, students are encouraged to develop and maintain the fundamental skills needed to perform a wide variety of repertoire and to engage in the creative process through improvisation.

“We always like to share the stage with our friends from ONE Big Band,” von Kampen said. “It should be a great jazz night, and I hope people come and listen to it one more time before the summer. It was such a pleasure to sing in front of an audience again this spring.

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