Saturday, December 12, 2009

Mingle with Mingus, Then Go Latin with the Jazz Orchestra

It’s a concert in two parts.

The HSU Jazz Orchestra begins with a suite of compositions by jazz bassist, pianist, band leader and composer, the legendary Charles Mingus. His long career stretched from the 1940s into the 1970s. “These are social-political pieces from the 1950s,” said Jazz Orchestra director Shao Way Wu. “They showcase his unique approach and his highly personalized sound.”

The second part of the program features Latin sounds, including Fusion classic “La Fiesta” by jazz pianist Chick Corea, the fiery Afro-Cuban “Sandunga” by trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and two tunes by jazz pianist Horace Silver.

The HSU Jazz Orchestra presents its winter concert on Saturday December 12 at 8 p.m. in the Fulkerson Recital Hall on the HSU campus in Arcata. Tickets are $7 general, $3 students/seniors, from the HSU Ticket Office (826-3928) or at the door. Free to HSU students with ID.

Media: Humboldt State Now, Arcata Eye

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