UVA Jazz Ensemble: Chestnuts, Romance, and Bop!

Saturday, February 23, 2019 8:00PM
Old Cabell Hall

UVA Jazz Ensemble: Chestnuts, Romance, and Bop!
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Performed in Old Cabell Hall, on Grounds at UVA

Part of the McIntire Department of Music

The UVa Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of John D’earth, will present their winter concert and first concert of 2019 on Saturday, February 23 at 8:00pm in Old Cabell Hall with a smorgasbord of classic and contemporary jazz. From Duke Ellington through Thad Jones / Mel Lewis, from Bird & Diz to Metheny, from vocalists singing songs of romance to music written by the director and members of the band, itself, Chestnuts, Romance, and Bop! promises to deliver exactly what it implies: a musical journey across the spectrum of jazz history ending with the present day and the present place, The University of Virginia’s Old Cabell Hall!

The UVA Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of trumpeter/composer John D’earth, has become known as one of the most creative college big bands in the country. The group’s performances feature classic repertoire from across the spectrum of Jazz history, Jazz arrangements of music from diverse genres, and original compositions and arrangements, from within the band, by the students and the director.