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Jazz heats up ASU campus during Herberger College’s annual Jazz Week

March 04, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz. – A week of free jazz concerts will heat up the ASU campus at the end of March, when the Herberger College School of Music presents Jazz Week 2004, March 29 – April 1.

Jazz Week has been held every spring for more than 20 years. The annual multi-day event is presented by the Jazz Studies Program and includes guest jazz artists, concerts and master classes. It is a chance for the School of Music and the Jazz Studies Program to focus on jazz, America's true art form, by offering a week of free nightly concerts to the student body and community at large.

Free jazz concerts will be presented in the Evelyn Smith Music Theatre at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 29 through Thursday, April 1.

7:30 p.m., March 29
ASU Latin Jazz Ensemble

Evelyn Smith Music Theatre
The ASU Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dom Moio, plays the music of Cuba, Brazil and the Caribbean. The 12-piece group is composed of two trumpets, three saxophones, trombone, piano, bass, guitar and three percussionists who utilize authentic Latin percussion instruments. This jazz week event features guest artists Dos Amigos; with tubists Sam Pilafian, tuba; and Patrick Sheridan. Dom Moio and Joe Garcia will be featured percussionists.

7:30 p.m., March 30
ASU Concert Jazz Band

Evelyn Smith Music Theatre
The ASU Concert Jazz Band, directed by Michael Crotty, performs. The Concert Jazz Band will be joined by ASU jazz faculty including Russ Schmidt, piano; Bryon Ruth, tenor sax; and Chris Champion, guitar.

7:30 p.m., March 31
ASU New Music Jazz Ensemble

Evelyn Smith Music Theatre
The ASU New Music Jazz Ensemble, directed by Michael Crotty, performs original music by Greg Abate and Mike Crotty, horns. Greg Abate, saxophone, is guest soloist.

7:30 p.m., April 1
ASU Jazz Faculty

Evelyn Smith Music Theatre
ASU jazz faculty members Mike Crotty, horns; Russell Schmidt, piano; Dwight Kilian, bass; and Dom Moio, percussion, will be joined in concert by guest saxophonist Greg Abate. The program will feature a mixture of popular songbook standards and original jazz classics.

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Jennifer Pringle