NSU Jazz Orchestra will perform on October 17


The NSU Jazz Orchestra

The Northwestern State University Jazz Orchestra will perform a concert on Monday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. A livestream of the concert will be available on capa.nsula.edu/livestream. Associate Professor of Music Galindo Rodriguez will conduct the orchestra. Ted Scott is the graduate assistant conductor.

The orchestra will perform “Magic Flea” by Sammy Nestico with Ethan Maynard of Bossier City on tenor saxophone and Sebastian Osorio from Cartagena, Colombia on baritone saxophone, “Softly As In a Morning Sunrise” by Oscar Hammerstein II and Sigmund Rombuerg and arranged by Dave Wolpe with Mario G. Orrellanna from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on piano, “Alison’s Tune” by Steve Sample with Orrellana and Miguel Bustillo from San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on vibrations and “Coconut Champagne” by Denis De Blasio and Bob Lowden with Sadoc Silva Calderon from Cartagena, Colombia, on trumpet and Ossorio.

The Jazz Orchestra will also play “Just a Pretty Little Thing” by Tom Kubis with Bustillo on vibrations and Rodriguez on flugelhorn, “A Night in Tunisia” by John “Dizzy” Gillespie and Frank Paparelli and arranged by Philip Mossman and with Blake Taggert from China Spring, Texas, and Calderon on trumpet, Jessica Dubose from Athens, Texas, on trombone and Taylor Pettus from Killen, Alabama, on alto saxophone, “Sing, Sang, Sung” by Gordon Goodwin featuring Ty Lewis from Little Elm, Texas , on drums, Pettus on soprano saxophone and David Berrocal from Cartagena, Colombia, on piano, and “The Chicken” by Alfred James Ellis with Dubose and Michael King from Pineville, Texas, on trombone, Scott and Calderon on trumpet and Ossorio and Pettus on saxophone.

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Henry R. Wright