UW News

February 26, 2009

Student compositions and plenty of jazz coming from School of Music

Student composers presenting their own works and three evenings of jazz are among coming events from the School of Music.

Student jazz ensembles coached by faculty members Marc Seales, Tom Collier, Cuong Vu, and Phil Sparks will present original compositions and selections from the jazz literature in two evening performances, Jazz Innovations I and II.

The concerts will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, March 4 and 5, in Brechemin Auditorium. Tickets are $5, cash or check at the door.

UW student composers will present original works in the Composers Workshop, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, in Brechemin Auditorium.

Program selections will include Invisibly Warm, Then Dead, an electroacoustic piece controlled by live guitar, performed by Daniel Lee; Take a Moment, a computer-realized recording by Richard Johnson; In the Mirror Land, a work for cello and wind quintet by Wha-Yeon Lee; and Kolmetoista, a computer-realized recording by Doug Niemela. Tickets are $5, cash or check at the door.

The Modern Jazz Contingent and the Studio Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of faculty artist Cuong Vu, will perform original student compositions and arrangements from the jazz literature including selections by Lyle Mays, Wayne Horvitz, Bob Brookmeyer, and Vu himself in the Studio Jazz Ensemble. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, in Meany Theater. Tickets are $10.

For more information about Brechemin Auditorium concerts, call 206-685-8384. For more information about concerts at Meany Hall call the UW Arts Ticket Office at 206-543-4880.

And to learn more about the School of Music and its programs, visit online at www.music.washington.edu.