posted on September 12, 2013 14:12
The University of Mobile Jazz Band will perform the best of jazz at the “A Night to Remember” on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at Saraland High School Performing Arts Center.
The concert will feature works by artists such as Glenn Miller, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra. Admission is $10 at the door or order advance tickets by calling 251.442.2383. The event is part of the University of Mobile Performing Arts Series.
“Jazz has a very broad range of musical styles and incorporates most of the musical language found in today's popular music,” said Kenn Hughes, assistant professor of music and director of the University of Mobile Jazz Band.
“Because of this, we realize the importance of jazz education, promoting performances, and building a jazz arts community,” he added.
The University of Mobile Jazz Band provides that opportunity for Hughes and 20 instrumentalists, plus vocalists from the school’s Center for Performing Arts/School of Music
“Jazz has its own musical language, and I enjoy teaching that language to students and watching them gain an appreciation for another aspect of the wonderful world of music,” continued Hughes. “For some, it's the musical voice they will use to communicate through for the rest of their lives.”
Titles to be performed include: “It Had to Be You,” “I’m Beginning to See the Light,” “Unforgettable,” “Take the A Train,” “Blue Skies,” “Mack the Knife,” “Route 66,” “All of Me,” and the quintessential “In the Mood.”
Said Hughes, “It truly will be a night to remember.”
About the University of Mobile:
The University of Mobile is a Christian university located in Mobile, Ala., on an 880-acre campus near Gulf Coast beaches. More than 1,600 students are enrolled in more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Christian Leadership, School of Business, School of Christian Ministries, School of Education, School of Nursing, School of Worship Leadership, Center for Performing Arts/School of Music and Center for Adult Programs.
For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.
By UMobile senior Will Drake, media relations writer