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November 3, 2010

Brown Theatre celebrates the sound of Jazz




For the second year in a row, the Cowley College Jazz Band was joined by the college’s Guitar Ensemble for a fall concert. This year’s event was held Tuesday in the Robert Brown Theatre.

The Guitar Ensemble performed first prior to the Jazz Band taking the stage. Both groups shined in their first concerts of the school year.

The Guitar Ensemble performed Solar by Miles Davis, It Might as Well Be Spring by Richard Rodgers, and The Loose Appaloosa by Chris Buzzelli.

Casey Day, Zach Johnson, Caleb Johnston, Clayton Lupfer, Cameron Nuss, and Taryn Miller served as soloists during the performances.

The Jazz Band then performed Good Time Charlie, Island Breeze, Look for the Silver Lining, Well You Needn’t (It’s Over Now), and Shortstop. Cowley students Jessica Coldwell, Dan Byers, Caleb Johnston, Martin Glenn, Cooper Bruhn, Travis Duckett, Octavio Matamoros, Ryan Cells, Kelley Reynolds, and Maria Schmidt served as soloists during the performances.

Other members of the Jazz Band include, John Roetzer, Asa Muntz, Bonnie Thieme, Ethan Goodwin, Jessie Shore, Christine Logan, and Chad Buttram.

Josh Fleig, instrumental music director at Cowley College, directed the concert.

Members of the Guitar Ensemble are Dan Byers, Caleb Johnston, Casey Day, Phillip Gehring, Zach Johnson, Clayton Lupfer, Taryn Miller, Asa Muntz, and Cameron Nuss. Chad Buttram served as an accompanist on drums, while Christine Logan accompanied on bass.

The next major performances in the Robert Brown Theatre will be the Guest Piano Recital by Dr. Jeremy Owens this Friday at 7 p.m., and Concert Band/Jazz Combo performance Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. There is no cost to attend the events.