Release Date: August 11, 2008
Outdoor concert series finale features renowned jazz trumpeter at Kennesaw State
Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Assistant Director of Public Relations,
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KENNESAW, Ga.—Kennesaw State University will host KSU Jazz Ensemble with Byron Stripling, trumpeter and vocalist, at the final performance of the Starlight Summer Concert Series on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnics to enjoy this outdoor concert with their friends and family at KSU’s Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater.
Stripling has ignited audiences internationally with his virtuosic and powerful playing. He has performed frequently as a featured soloist with the Boston Pops, and has had his work featured on the Grammy Awards, TV commercials, TV theme songs and movie soundtracks. Currently, Stripling serves as artistic director and conductor of the highly acclaimed Columbus Jazz Orchestra.
The KSU Jazz Ensemble, conducted by KSU Director of Jazz Studies and Lecturer in Saxophone Sam Skelton, will perform with Stripling. The ensemble is made up of musicians from Kennesaw State and the community, and recent performances by the group have included the styles of Brazilian and Latin jazz, swing concerts, musical theater and jazz rock.
The KSU Jazz Ensemble with Byron Stripling is the final performance in the five-event 2008 Starlight Summer Concert Series. Lawn seating is $5 and admission begins at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 24, at the KSU Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater. For more information, visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts or call the KSU box office at 770-423-6650.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 20,000 from 142 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education and business.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.