Jazz ensemble to hold first concert of spring semester

Lauren Ganger, Staff writer

On Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. in Taylor Little Theatre, the Mercyhurst Jazz Ensemble will present its first full concert of the semester.
While this will be a “show without a theme,” in the words of director Scott Meier, Ph.D., he promises that the program will be filled with good music.
When asked to discuss the variety of pieces on the program, Meier said, “We’ve got some rock fusion, we’ve got some traditional swing.”
Pieces on the program will include “Fly Me to the Moon,” by Bart Howard; Chuck Mangione’s “Children of Sanchez”; and “a version of ‘God Bless the Child,’ which is pretty cool,” Meier said.
There will be a few student soloists on the program as well.
Freshman Patrick Smith, Music Education major, voice, will be featured on the Michael Bublé version of “Come Fly with Me,” and sophomore Cameron Porter, Music major, will be featured on a combo tune on trombone.
Meier said that this Jazz Ensemble performance should be an “easy-to-listen-to concert.”
Tickets to this performance are $5 for the general public and $2 for Mercyhurst students, faculty and children aged 12 and under.