PULMAN, Wash. — Original jazz compositions by students and performances of the award-winning VOJAZZ (vocal jazz ensemble) and the Washington State University Jazz Big Band will be the focus at a concert Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m. in Kimbrough Concert Hall on the WSU campus.
The program will include premieres by student composers Ryan Jesperson, a senior music major, and by graduate students and teaching assistants, Spencer Morris and David Snider. Also to be premiered will be “This Time, This Place,” a piece written especially for the Jazz Big Band by Greg Duncan, a WSU alumnus.
Soloists will include vocalist Jaime Miller; pianist David Servias; trumpeters Matt Reid and Brendan McMurphy; and saxophonists Scott Ryckman, Jason Larsen, Junior Tupai and Malcolm Lewis. VOJAZZ is under the direction of Jennifer Scovell. The WSU Jazz Big Band is directed by Greg Yasinitsky.
The concert is free and the public is invited.