Cool Jazz I, an ensemble of students from the Arkansas Tech University Department of Music, will perform a concert at Witherspoon Auditorium on Sunday, April 15.
The performance will begin at 3 p.m. Admission will be free and open to the public.
Cool Jazz I will be joined by guest trumpet and flugel soloist David Laubach on “This is All I Ask” by composer Gordon Jenkins.
Laubach is a former member of the Falconaires, the United States Air Force Academy Band jazz ensemble. He teaches trumpet at Henderson State University.
David Wyant will provide vocals for Cool Jazz I on a performance of “Kansas City,” which was written by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
Wyant is a sophomore vocal music education major at Arkansas Tech.
Cool Jazz I is also scheduled to perform “Cap’s Blues” by Marty Paiche, “Truly” by Lionel Richie, “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” by Josef Zawinul, “Dardanelle” by Frank Mantooth, “Ice Castles” by Marvin Hamlisch and “Jump, Jive and Wail” by Louis Prima during Sunday’s concert.
Dr. Dayl Burnett, assistant professor of music at Arkansas Tech, serves as director for Cool Jazz I.
The 20-piece ensemble features the talents of the following musicians: on trumpet, Armando Gutierrez, Christina Koch, Nick Palmisano and Hayley Watson; on saxophone, Tyler Huntington, Michael Godsey, Bill Hampton and Wyant; on horn, Kesley Litterral; on trombone, Tyler Bevill, Sean Irvin, Patrick Mahoney, Brandon Tetrick and Jacob Tisdale; on percussion, Christopher Dunn, Kyle Manning and Roger Norman; on piano, Christopher Edens; on bass, Ryan Carnett; and on guitar, Tylor King.
For more information about public performances hosted by the Arkansas Tech Department of Music, call (479) 968-0368 or visit www.atu.edu/music.