PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s School of Music and Theatre Arts will present renowned jazz cornetist Jon Pugh in a concert from 12-12:45 p.m., Nov. 6, in WSU’s Bryan Hall Theatre.

The performance is part of WSU’s 2002 Jazz Festival, which runs from 7:40-11:40 a.m. and 2-5:40 p.m. in WSU’s Kimbrough Concert Hall. The award-winning WSU Jazz Big Band, directed by WSU faculty member Greg Yasinitsky, will accompany Pugh. Other featured faculty members Charles Argersinger, piano; Horace Alexander Young III, saxophone; Geoffrey Bradfield, saxophone; David Turnbull, trumpet; and David Jarvis, percussion.

Pugh is a tremendous improviser who is best known for his long association with saxophonist Don Lanphere, said Yasinitsky. He performs extensively and is featured on several acclaimed CDs.

The program will include Yasinitsky’s arrangement of Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies” and “They Say It’s Wonderful,” along with his original compositions “Blue Note” and “Inside Passage.” The band will also perform “Movin’ On” by Los Angeles composer Bill Liston.

The festival will feature performances by school groups from throughout the Northwest in Kimbrough Concert Hall. Pugh and WSU faculty members will also present clinics throughout the day.

All of the festival events and performances are free and open to the public.

The WSU Jazz Festival is supported by the WSU School of Music and Theatre Arts and a grant from the WSU Visual, Performing and Literary Arts Committee.

For more information, contact Yasinitsky at (509) 335-4244 or e-mail at yasinits@wsu.edu.