Salman, Delcambre to perform with DePauw Jazz Ensemble
The DePauw University Jazz Ensemble will bring a fascinating variety of musical styles to the Kresge Auditorium stage during its opening performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Green Center for the Performing Arts.
From Duke Ellington and Count Basie through Jaco Pastorius, Buddy Rich and Maria Schneider, the ensemble will cover nearly 100 years of great jazz in a single concert featuring faculty soloist Randy Salman and vocalist Annelise Delcambre, a DePauw School of Music senior.
"I am thrilled to be performing with the DePauw Jazz Ensemble this week," Salman said. "I am featured on several compositions, including a wonderful ballad written by Alec Wilder and arranged by saxophonist Walt Weiskopf."
Salman is a DePauw School of Music professor and an accomplished performer of both jazz and classical music
Having worked professionally with the Indianapolis Symphony, David Baker, Quincy Jones, Tony Bennett, Joe Williams, Clark Terry, Louis Bellson and many others, Salman has recorded with the Winds of Indiana, Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Eastman Jazz Trio, Condition Blue, Steve Allee, Al Cobine, Wanda Stafford and Sandi Patty, among others.
Tuesday's program also includes jazz standards such as "Groovin' Hard" by Don Menza, a piece frequently performed by both Buddy Rich's Big Band and the NBC Orchestra, and "a tour de force" audiences may not have heard before by jazz saxophonist Michael Brecker.
Other works on the set list include George Gershwin's "Strike up the Band," the Sammy Nestico chart "A Warm Breeze," Duke Ellington's thoughts on leaving a famous Mexican City Oclupaca (spell it backward).
The concert closes with the famous funk chart "The Chicken."
General admission tickets to hear the DePauw Jazz Ensemble are $3. Tickets for all students, children and seniors are free thanks to season sponsors Judson and Joyce Green.
To purchase tickets, visit www.depauw.edu /music/tickets, stop by or call the GCPA box office at 658-4827.