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Cool Jazz I Performs Friday Night

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Cool Jazz I, an ensemble in the Arkansas Tech University Department of Music directed by Dr. Dayl Burnett, will perform a concert at Witherspoon Auditorium in Russellville on Friday, March 9. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. The ensemble will give its interpretation of “C-Jam Blues” by Duke Ellington, “Stardust” by Hoagie Carmichael, “Cute” by Neal Hefti, “Orilla Del Mar” by Jim Martin and “Maiden Voyage” by Herbie Hancock during the first half of the concert. Following an intermission, Cool Jazz I will perform “Bone Talk” by Mark Taylor, “The Meaning of the Blues” by Bobby Troup, “The Queen Bee” by Sammy Nestico and “Jump Jive and Wail” by Louis Prima. Cool Jazz I includes Armando Gutierrez on lead trumpet, Tyler Huntington on lead alto saxophone, Michael Godsey on lead tenor saxophone and Tyler Bevill on lead trombone. Christina Koch, Hayley Watson and Nick Palmisano play jazz trumpet. David Wyant is on jazz alto saxophone, while Bill Hampton plays baritone saxophone. Kelsey Litterell is the ensemble’s horn player. Patrick Mahoney, Brandon Tetrick and Jacob Tisdale play jazz trombone. Sean Irvin splits his time between jazz and bass trombone. Percussionists for Cool Jazz I include Roger Norman, Kyle Manning and Christopher Dunn. Christopher Edens plays piano, Ryan Carnett is on bass and Tylor King is guitarist. Burnett is an assistant professor of music at Arkansas Tech. A specialist in trombone and euphonium, Burnett is in his first year as a member of the Arkansas Tech music faculty. For more information about the Arkansas Tech Department of Music, visit or call (479) 968-0368.