PULLMAN — Jazz Northwest, the WSU faculty jazz ensemble, will be heard in a special concert at WSU as part of the School of Music Faculty Artist Series on Friday, Oct. 3 at 8:00 pm in Kimbrough Concert Hall in the Kimbrough Music Building.
The newest members of Jazz Northwest are vocalist and keyboard artist Kathleen Hollingsworth and saxophonist David Hagelganz.
Hollingsworth came to WSU this fall from San Francisco where she taught at San Francisco State University and the San Francisco School of the Arts. Hagelganz is a Down Beat magazine award-winning saxophonist who has performed with David Friesen and Mal Waldron.
The group also includes saxophonist Greg Yasinitsky, trumpeter David Turnbull, percussionist Dave Jarvis and bassist David Snider.
Individually, the members of Jazz Northwest have performed with the top figures in jazz including Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Lionel Hampton, Jon Faddis and many others. Jazz Northwest has performed at the Bumbershoot Festival, Experience Music Project, and Tula’s Jazz Club in Seattle and regularly appears at festivals, conferences and schools throughout the Pacific Northwest.
The program will include original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards created especially for Jazz Northwest by members of the group.
For WSU Students with IDs and Senior Citizens over 60, admission is free; admission for non-WSU students is $5.00, and general admission is $10.00. All proceeds benefit WSU School of Music scholarships.