Greg Yasinitsky

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PULLMAN, Wash.—A jazz concert featuring the award-winning Washington State University jazz ensembles will be presented at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in the Kimbrough Music Building on the WSU campus. The concert will be free of charge.

The concert will open with the WSU VOJAZZ vocal jazz ensemble directed by Dean Luethi. VOJAZZ will perform Joni Mitchell’s “Night In the City” and Burt Bacharach’s “The Look of Love,” both arranged by Michelle Wier; J. Fred Coots’s “For All We Know” arranged by Dave Cross; and Kernie Roberts’s “Watch Out” arranged by Larry Lapin.

The WSU Jazz Big Band directed by Greg Yasinitsky will perform two classics from the Count Basie library: “The Queen Bee” and “Basie Straight Ahead,” both composed by Sammy Nestico; the beautiful ballad “Sophisticated Lady” by Duke Ellington; the classic blues “Watermelon Man” by Herbie Hancock; and Yasinitsky’s “Zoot Suit.” The band will also present the premiere of “Spring Just Ain’t the Same Without You” composed by graduate T.A. and Jazz Big Band lead alto saxophonist, Stan Sabourin. Soloists will include saxophonists Sabourin, David Crow, Sarah Cosano, Oliver Walter and Jonathan Urmenita, bassist Tanner Brown, pianist Charles Wicklander and drummer Scott Langdon.