Jazz Ensemble to Present Fall Concert
The Bridgewater College Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Christine Carrillo, assistant professor of music, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Cole Hall.
The concert is free and open to the public.
The program features a variety of styles, including swing, Latin, ballad and blues.
“Pure Imagination” by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley is best known from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” This ballad is set as an alto saxophone feature performed by Miranda L. Fitzgerald, a junior music major from Verona, Va.
Javier Zalba’s “72 a St” is based on a Cuban dance and features the entire saxophone and rhythm section. Ensemble members will play traditional Latin percussion instruments including the congas, bongos, guiro and claves.
“Jump” by Wynton Marsalis, and arranged by David Berger, is a traditional swing piece featuring plungers and mutes in the brass, as well as solos by Fitzgerald on alto saxophone; Ryan Robinson, a freshman history and political science major from Stephens City, Va., on tenor saxophone; and Will Gaulden, a freshman applied physics major from Spout Spring, Va.
Romon Ricker’s “Passing Glances” is a contemporary swing piece that features many members of the saxophone section as solos, duets or full-section melodies. Soloists include Fitzgerald on alto saxophone; John T. Hazelwood, a senior music major from Dayton, Va., on baritone saxophone; and Tyler Limbrick, a junior history and political science major from Fredericksburg, Va., on drums.
The concert includes a performance by the Bridgewater College Jazz Combo. Members of the group include Fitzgerald; Jaime Miller, a senior psychology major with a minor in English from Roseland, Va.; Taylor Cox, a junior physics major from Forest, Va.; Tyler Burch, a sophomore music major from Mount Sidney, Va.; Limbrick; Gaulden and Hazelwood.