Jazz Ensemble Returns to Live Performance Friday

ATU Jazz Ensemble Fall 2019
File photo from an Arkansas Tech University Jazz Ensemble performance in fall 2019.

The Arkansas Tech University Jazz Ensemble will make its fall 2021 debut with a live virtual concert on Friday, Oct. 1.

The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. It will be available for listening and viewing at https://bit.ly/atumusiclive. Due to COVID-19 precautions, in-person attendance at the venue will be limited to invited guests of the performers.

The first portion of the show will include performances of “The Queen Bee” by Sammy Nestico, “La Suerte de los Tontos” by Jonny Richards and “Critical Mass” by Jeff Jarvis.

Following an intermission, the ATU Jazz Ensemble will play “Intermission Riff” by Ray Wetzel, “Moanin'” by Charles Mingus, “A Hymn for Her” by Fred Sturm and “Why Not?” by Michelle Camillo.

Dr. Sean Reed, associate professor of music at ATU, is director of the ATU Jazz Ensemble.

Members of the ATU Jazz Ensemble for fall 2021 are Elizabeth Barrett, Andrew Garrett, Gabriel Hart, Dylan Owen and Kurt Penka on saxophone; Jacob Capper, Sanders Hillburn, Jake Hodges, Alexander Louden and Brad Wills on trumpet; Jimmy Rhine and Brad Wills on French horn; Brendan Frazier, Logan Jones, Sean Perdue and Dawson Schalk on trombone; Jacob Six and Austin Stokes on drums; Tyra Fox, Jessie Hernandez, Shiloh Jacob, Peyton Stephens, Thomas Varnell and Blaed Walters on auxiliary percussion; Alex Maddan on bass; and Adam Chasteen on piano.

Learn more about the ATU Department of Music by visiting www.atu.edu/music.