The Brigham Young University School of Music presents the Q’d Up Faculty Jazz Quintet in concert March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The concert is free and no tickets are required.
Q’d Up is an ensemble of BYU jazz professors who perform original jazz compositions and arrangements of jazz standards. A few of the Q’d Up members have been playing together for decades, and have released several albums as a group.
“Each performance is a little different,” Q’d Up member Ron Brough said. “We’re always arranging and writing and bringing new styles to each concert.”
Brough also said that the concert is unique because jazz is music that is created in the moment. Q’d Up claims to bring something original and unique to the table every concert they perform due to the nature of their genre.
Improvisation plays a major role in each band member’s playing style and is particularly noticeable during instrumental solos during the concert.
“A jazz concert is going to be different each time it’s performed,” Brough said. “We’re very progressive in what we do, and each of us brings a different element to the music.”
- Performance Date: March 1
- Time: 7:30 p.m.
- Location: Madsen Recital Hall, BYU
- Price: Free