April 18, 2007

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell University Jazz Band will perform in concert Friday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The concert is free and open to the public

The program will include Afterburner, by Mark Taylor; All of Me, by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks; Boptitude Test, by Art Dedrick; Fanfare for the Common Man, by Aaron Copland; Fly Me to the Moon, by Bart Howard; Moten Swing, by Buster and Benny Moten; and One for Woody, by Dominic Spera
"This will be a fun evening with a mix of classic and contemporary big band jazz and fusion," said Robert Cesario, visiting assistant professor of music and director of bands at Bucknell.

" Our literature ranges from old standards recorded by such greats as Count Basie and Frank Sinatra to more contemporary jazz and jazz rock.
"A number of fine student soloists will be featured as well as special guest artist Dale Orris. Dale is an outstanding and very active professional who has performed with many of the major figures in the field," said Cesario.

A former lead trumpeter and jazz soloist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and the Buddy Rich Big Band, Orris teaches at Donald Eichorn Middle School. Instructor of trumpet at Bucknell, he also is principal trumpet for the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra and performs across the Northeast with many bands.

Posted April 18, 2007