Friday, November 12, 2010

Get It Wet Quartet: Dan Fair, Charles Welty, Thatcher Holvick-Norton and Branden Lewis.

From Miles to a Space Oddity: Jazz Combos Groove

Three all-star HSU jazz combos perform classics and original tunes in their fall concert at Fulkerson Recital Hall on Friday November 12.

The Get It Wet Quartet plays “Four” by Miles Davis, the early '60s pop hit "Our Day Will Come" plus a medley of Wayne Shorter's "Footprints" and "Haitian Fight Song” by Charles Mingus." The players are Branden Lewis on trumpet, Dan Fair on guitar, Charles Welty on bass and Thatcher Holvick-Norton on drums.

Sam Roberts and His Silky Woots is a quintet of Sky Miller on tenor sax, Ari Davie on trumpet, Aber Miller on piano, Sam Roberts on bass and John Thomas on drums. They feature two tunes by their pianist Miller: "A Little Potato Music" and "Waltz for Mulligan." They also play "So Long Eric" by Charles Mingus, David Bowie's "Space Oddity" and Herbie Hancock's "Driftin'."

The Monday Quintet is Danny Gaon on bassoon and alto sax, Jordan Rykert on guitar, Cody Callahan on piano, Tyler Plass on bass and Avetis Chalaganyan on drums. Their set includes Ray Bryant's "Cubano Chant", Freddie Hubbard's "Red Clay" and Kenny Garrett's "Beyond The Wall."

Members of the jazz combos are chosen by audition and each combo develops its own style and repertoire of tunes.

HSU Jazz Combos perform on Friday November 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. Directed by Dan Aldag and produced by the HSU Music Department.

Media: Humboldt State Now, Humboldt Beacon

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