Jon Pugh featured at 2002 Jazz Festival

The 2002 Washington State University Jazz Festival will be presented in the Kimbrough Music Building on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The gala concert highlighting this event will be at noon in Bryan Hall Theatre, featuring guest cornetist Jon Pugh and the award-winning WSU Jazz Big Band, directed by Greg Yasinitsky. Performing jazz faculty members will include Charles Argersinger, piano; Horace-Alexander Young, saxophone; Geof Bradfield, saxophone; David Turnbull, trumpet; and David Jarvis, percussion.

Pugh is noted as a tremendous improviser best known for his long association with saxophonist Don Lanphere. Pugh performs widely 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 also feature school groups from throughout the Northwest performing in Kimbrough Concert Hall from 7:40 – 11:40 a.m. and from 2 – 5:40 p.m. Pugh and WSU faculty members will also present clinics throughout the day. All of these events, including the noon concert, are free and open to the public.

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