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Fourth annual jazz concert all about the love

4:01:15 PM CDT - Thursday, February 01, 2007

By Shannon Littlejohn

Celebrate the glory and hope of love, and shake off despair, when WSU's Jazz Arts 1 and the Madrigal Singers present their fourth annual Valentine Jazz Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, in Miller Auditorium. Tickets are $6 for adults, $2 for students with other discounts available.

Choir director Tom Wine said the music will feature traditional big band selections such as "Tangerine" and "On Green Dolphin Street." The Jazz Arts ensemble, directed by Tom Fowler, will leave on a tour to Kansas City immediately following the concert. Their tour program includes a "Porgy and Bess Suite" and "Livin' Larger Than Life."

The Madrigal Singers will step out of their traditional classical style to prepare a few vocal jazz ballads such as "Jenny Rebecca" and "But Beautiful." The evening will also have a nostalgic feel with several melodies from the 1920s and 1930s that have been revisited in an upbeat swing style including a couple of Irving Berlin favorites, "They Say It's Wonderful" and "Blue Skies."

The evening will also highlight Valentine-themed favorites, "Let's Fall in Love," "Witchcraft" and "My Funny Valentine."

As usual, said Wine, it's a fun evening of entertainment for all generations. For more information, call the College of Fine Arts Box Office at 978-3233.



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