Release Date: September 23, 2008
Kennesaw State presents an evening of jazz by award-winning trombonist Funderburk
Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Assistant Director of Public Relations, 770-499-3417 or firstname.lastname@example.org
KENNESAW, Ga.—The College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University will present a joint concert by its two jazz ensembles, including original scores by jazz trombonist Wes Funderburk, on Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center.
The full jazz ensemble led by KSU Director of Jazz Studies and Lecturer in Saxophone Sam Skelton will present an evening of charts from the 1970s and ‘80s, including pieces such as “I Snore, You Drive” by Victor Lopez, and “Phil Not Bill” by Rob McConnell. The second jazz ensemble will play all original material composed by KSU artist-in-residence Wes Funderburk. Made up of seven saxophones, two trombones and a rhythm section, the second ensemble’s unique instrumentation allows it to explore different musical combinations.
In addition to teaching at KSU, Wes Funderburk has recorded and performed with artists as varied as Natalie Cole, Herbie Hancock and Peter Noone, and is the author of www.funderbone.com and the inventor of “Blog Songs!”—an award-winning music blog and podcast.
Admission to the performance is $5. For tickets and more information, visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts or call the 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 21,000 from 142 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 65 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.