March 27: Big band jazz features grad student conductors

runkun li-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A concert of big band jazz by the Washington State University One O’Clock Jazz ‘Shop will be presented free to the public at 3:10 p.m. Friday, March 27, in Kimbrough Concert Hall.

bandThe program will include: Duke Ellington’s “In a Mellow Tone” as played by Oliver Nelson; Eric Applegate’s “Windmills;” Sammy Nestico’s “Back Home;” HerbieHancock’s “Watermelon Man;” WSU jazz bass professor F. David Snider’s arrangement of “Little Linda” as made famous by Spyro Gyra; and “Dark Energy” by One O’Clock Jazz ‘Shop trumpeter Alex Wolfe.

Graduate teaching assistant Alvin Delos Santos directs the group. Graduate student Runkun Li will be a special guest conductor. Featured soloists will include trumpeter Wolfe and saxophonist Delos Santos.

The concert is presented by the WSU School of Music and the Jazz Society at WSU.


Alvin Delos Santos, WSU School of Music, 510-303-6481,



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