The Northwestern State University Jazz Orchestra will perform its first concert of the 2019-20 season on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open the public. NSU Associate Professor of Trumpet Galindo Rodriguez will conduct the orchestra.
This year’s orchestra consists of saxophones Alex Guillory of Goldonna, Evan Chapman of Mesquite, Texas, Daniel Scott of Bossier City, Christian Paez Geney of Cartagena, Colombia, and Jordan Davis of Bossier City, trombones Jacob St. Pierre of LaPlace, Jessica Dubose of Athens, Texas, Carrie Lilly of Cleveland, Texas, and Patrick Murr of Cleburne, Texas.
The orchestra also includes trumpet Nathan Roth of Luling, Lane Clevenger of Bush and Sadoc Silva Calderon and Ivan Lorduy Camargo of Cartagena, Colombia, Romulo Osorio Herrera of Cartagena, Colombia, and Sarah Burkhalter of Haughton on piano, Valeria Perez Espinosa of Cartagena, Colombia, on guitar, Jon Colon of Cartagena, Colombia, on bass, Andrew Boyd of Frisco, Texas, on vibraphone and Elias Castro Caballero of Cartagena, Colombia, and Boyd on drumset.
The program is “Blackbird” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and transcribed by Matt Amy featuring Boyd on vibraphone, “Little Pixie” by Thad Jones featuring Paez, Scott, Guillory and Boyd, “Seven Steps to Heaven” by Miles Davis and Victor Feldman featuring Clevenger, Chapman, Scott and Boyd and “Dat Dere” featuring Chapman and Burkhalter.
The Jazz Orchestra will also play “My Funny Valentine” by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rogers and arranged by Sammy Nestico and featuring Rodriguez on flugelhorn, “Latin Import” by John FedChock and featuring Caballero, Guillory, Herrera, Paez and Boyd and “Rock this Town” by Brian Setzer featuring Scott, Boyd and Caballero.