“Hark the Herald Angels Swing” is the theme of the fall jazz concert to be presented by the East Tennessee State University Department of Music on Friday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m. in the D.P. Culp University Center’s Martha Street Culp Auditorium.
The ETSU Jazz Ensemble and special guests will perform swinging big band arrangements of favorite Christmas and holiday songs, as well as jazzy takes on memorable movie and television themes. The Jazz Ensemble will be joined by Wayne DeLano on saxophone and Jessica Henry on trumpet, along with ETSU jazz faculty Dr. Randy Sanderbeck on percussion, Jason Day on piano and Mike Baggetta on guitar.
DeLano is a graduate of the University of North Texas jazz program and a former member of the famed One O’Clock Lab Band. He toured with Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson and Chaka Khan, and is featured on over 100 albums and performed with many world-renowned jazz artists. As a saxophone player, DeLano has earned “Outstanding Performer” awards at numerous jazz festivals.
Henry is currently pursuing her doctorate in music performance on trumpet with minors in music education and jazz studies at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Originally from Pittsburgh, she holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in music performance from Indiana University. She has studied with several notable performers and educators, and has performed as a freelance musician in Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville.
The ETSU Jazz Studies program is designed for students who desire a career path performing in contemporary genres and working as professionals in various fields in the music industry. Through the study of jazz theory and improvisation, which is the basis for most popular styles of music, graduates of the program will be well prepared for the wide variety of opportunities that exist in the rapidly evolving world of music.
Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for seniors and students and free for ETSU students with ID, and are available in advance at www.etsu.edu/music and in the Department of Music office, 100 Mathes Hall, as well as at the door.
For more information, contact the Department of Music at 423-439-4276 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.