May 25, 2011

Studio Jazz Ensemble, Modern Band present year-end concert

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The UW Studio Jazz Ensemble.

School of Music

The UW Studio Jazz Ensemble.

The UW Studio Jazz Ensemble and the UW Modern Band, under the direction of Cuong Vu, will present a year-end concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, in Meany Hall.

The Studio Jazz Ensemble will perform works by New-York-based composer Tim Berne. The Modern Band will perform original works by UW jazz students.

Cuong is an assistant professor in jazz studies and a Donald E. Petersen Endowed Fellow at the UW, and was a recipient of a 2010 Distinguished Award. In 2002 and 2006, he was a recipient of the Grammy award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album as a member of the Pat Metheny Group.

Vu is widely recognized by jazz critics as a leader of a generation of innovative musicians. A truly unique musical voice, Cuong has lent his trumpet playing talents to a wide range of artists including Pat Metheny, Laurie Anderson, David Bowie, Dave Douglas, Myra Melford, Cibo Matto and Mitchell Froom.

Tickets for the concert are $10. For more information, call the UW Arts Ticket Office at 206-543-4880, or visit the School of Music online.