UNCW Big Band and Jazz Combo Perform Season Opener Concert

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Wilmington, NC—The UNCW Big Band, under the direction of Frank Bongiorno, and the Jazz Combo, directed by Jerald Shynett, will present the first concert of the 2003-2004 season at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in Kenan Auditorium.

The UNCW Big Band and Combo performances feature their young and upcoming new talents, as well as with their use of varied jazz styles.

General admission is $5, $2.50 for UNCW faculty and staff, senior citizens and children under 12. Admission is free for UNCW students with a valid ID. Tickets will be available at the Kenan Auditorium box office at 962-3500 one hour prior to the concert. For more information please call the Music Department office at 962-3390.

The UNCW Big Band performs music that includes swing through bebop and modern styles. In addition to its concert schedule, the UNCW Big Band has produced four recordings, including the recently released On the Edge. The CD showcases the 2000-01 UNCW Big Band with several UNCW jazz faculty soloists (Shynett, trombone; Bongiorno, alto saxophone; Bob Russell, guitar; Andy Whittington, piano; and Steve Morgan, trumpet), as well as the 2002 UNCW Jazz Combo. This CD will be available for sale at this concert.

For more concert information, contact the Department of Music at 962-3390.