Jazz Ensemble, Syncopation and Jazz Legacy Band collaborate for upbeat evening of jazz music
Three BYU ensembles have cooked up an incredible evening of jazz music, blending favorite musical selections from across the decades into one satisfying show.
The big band sound of the Jazz Ensemble will whet listeners’ appetites and leave them hungry for more. “We’ll be playing some great swing and Latin tunes,” said director Kristen Bromley. The group will also perform selections with jazz choir Syncopation.
“This is going to be a fun and unique concert for Syncopation,” said director Hayley Kirkland. “We feel very fortunate to be able to collaborate, and will be singing some classic swing tunes as well as funk and some New Orleans-style arrangements.”
Fans of jazz legend Louis Armstrong and other greats from the 1920s and 30s will especially enjoy classic pieces performed by the Jazz Legacy Band, also directed by Bromley. The group specializes in early period jazz reminiscent of the unmistakable and spicy New Orleans sound.
To close out the concert, Syncopation will join with the Jazz Legacy Band for a sweet array of final selections, including great old hymn spirituals that are certain to fill the soul and get toes tapping.
“From start to finish, audience members can expect to hear a variety of terrific jazz,” Bromley said. “These groups are filled with amazing musicians, and we’re looking forward to putting on an excellent concert.”