posted September 30, 2008

Hope College Jazz Ensembles to Perform Oct. 7

 Hope College jazz ensembles will perform on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel, in a concert that will feature a world premiere.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The concert will include three ensembles. The Contemporary Ensemble features Brian Coyle as coach, guitarist Michael Hobson, bassist Zach Pedigo, and drummer Stephen Hobson.  The Mainstream Ensemble features Steve Talaga as coach, pianist Larry Figuerao, bassist Jeff Hatcher, and Ben Oegema as drummer. Both groups will perform compositions drawn from the jazz repertoire and music composed for the ensembles by the faculty and students.

The final group of the evening, Jazz Arts Collective, features Brian Coyle as director. The collective is a new ensemble that experiments with jazz "crossover" styles. The group will perform four compositions, including two by members of the jazz faculty.  The center piece of the concert is the world premiere of "Trafalgar Morning" by Hope College faculty member Steve Talaga.

Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave., on College Avenue at 12th Street.