Music Dept Jazzes Up Summer at UNCW

Sunday, July 07, 2013

The UNCW Department of Music announces two exciting summer jazz concerts.

The Summer Jazz Faculty Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17. As part of UNCW's annual summer jazz workshop for high school jazz students, the jazz faculty and special guests perform in concert for the workshop students and public. Directed by Frank Bongiorno, program includes selections such as "Summertime," "Giant Steps," "Blue Monk," and more.

UNCW faculty performers:
Frank Bongiorno, saxophone
Mike Waddell, saxophone
John LaCognata, trumpet
Jerald Shynett, trombone
Bob Russell, guitar
Andy Whittington, piano
Jason Foureman, bass
Michael D'Angelo, drums

UNCW alumni:
Kari Avolis, saxophone
AJ Reynolds, saxophone
Mark Whitfield, trombone
Kennith Watts, trombone

UNCW students:
John Crowley, trumpet
Zoe Harris, trumpet
Savannah Croxton, trombone

Special Guests:
Rich Zimmerman, saxophone
Evan Ringell, trombone

Tickets are $5 for the general public and free to students with valid UNCW ID. The box office in the Cultural Arts building opens one hour prior to performance.

On Friday, July 19, join the department for the Summer Jazz Workshop Concert at 7:30 p.m. The concluding concert for the Summer Jazz Workshop Concert is also directed by Bongiorno. See (and hear!) North Carolina's finest middle and high school jazz students for free.

Both events will be held in the Beckwith Recital Hall, located in the Cultural Arts building. For more information, contact the Department of Music Monday-Friday 8-5 at or 910.962.3415.