Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Saint Mary's jazz combos to perform ‘final exam’ Sunday

Playing jazz are SMU students Josh Carlson, alto sax; Ed Wendt, trombone; and Samantha Gibson, trumpet.

WINONA, Minn. — Students in two exciting jazz combos from Saint Mary’s University will perform their “final exam” on Sunday, May 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Acoustic Café, 77 Lafayette St.

Jazz Combo I, directed by Eric Heuekshoven, will play various selections from their recent Jazztennial performances including “Scrapple from the Apple” by Charlie Parker, “Roll Call” by Hank Mobley, and “Mercy Mercy” by Joe Zawinul, plus other great jazz standards. The Jazz Workshop Combo, directed by John Paulson, will perform familiar jazz tunes like “Song for My Father” and “Strollin’” by Horace Silver, and the recognizable “Stolen Moments” by Oliver Nelson, along with many others. The concert is free and open to the public.