HPU to Host Jazz Ensemble Concert by Students, Faculty

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 25, 2014 – High Point University will offer an evening of jazz music featuring performances by HPU faculty and students. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts building on campus. It is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

Directed by Dr. Robert Faub, saxophone instructor and jazz ensemble director, the evening of music will celebrate 80 years of jazz music written by some of America’s greatest jazz and popular composers. The HPU Jazz Ensemble will open the program with popular standards and classics from the big band era. The second half will feature HPU’s Faculty Jazz Combo playing music from jazz’s hard bop era of the 1950s and ’60s.

“This jazz concert will offer the opportunity for our students and the HPU community to hear live performances of some the most innovative and influential music from two of jazz’s greatest eras,” says Faub.

Guest bassist Dr. Charles Gambetta will perform with both the faculty and student ensembles. Gambetta, an active performer, composer, conductor and educator serves on the music faculties of Winston-Salem State University, Guilford College and Greensboro College.

Songs on the program include “It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got That Swing” by Duke Ellington, “Giant Steps” by John Coltrane, “Blue Monk” by Thelonious Monk, “Sway” by Luis Demetrio, “Until I Met You” by Freddie Green and Donald Wolf, “Bags’ Groove” by Milt Jackson, “Miss Shirl” by Alan Neese, and “Recorda-Me” by Joe Henderson.

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