Posting Date: July 7, 2010
Jazz Orchestra Atlanta to perform in outdoor concert at Kennesaw StatePerformance part of the Starlight Summer Concert Series
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KENNESAW, Ga.—Kennesaw State University will present Jazz Orchestra Atlanta featuring trumpeter Marcus Printup at the outdoor Starlight Summer Concert Series on Sunday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater. Tickets are $8; table reservations for six are $75.
Jazz Orchestra Atlanta is a not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to supporting music education and professional performances of a wide variety of jazz music. It conducts summer music camps in collaboration with Fulton County for metro Atlanta music students and presents local and nationally recognized artists in performances of small and large jazz events.
“We selected Jazz Orchestra Atlanta to perform because they’re a great local jazz ensemble. There’s a wealth of jazz in Atlanta that a lot of people don’t know about; there’s a fairly strong local jazz scene. We wanted to tap into that,” says Bobby Asher, director of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center, who coordinates the Starlight Series.
Marcus Printup was born and raised in Conyers, Ga. “It’s like coming home for him to perform at KSU, and we’re happy to give him the opportunity to play with some of the best local jazz musicians Atlanta has to offer,” says Asher.
Printup has performed and/or recorded with Betty Carter, Dianne Reeves, Eric Reed, Cyrus Chestnut, Wycliffe Gordon and Marcus Roberts, among many others. Printup has also recorded several of his own records, with his most recent being “London Lullaby.”
Admission for the performance begins at 6 p.m. For more information, including directions and parking, visit Starlight.
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education, business and nursing. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 22,500 from 142 countries.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.