Two Hope College Jazz Chamber Ensembles will present a concert on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
The Piano Trio will perform “Solar,” by Miles Davis; “Smash,” by Avishai Cohen; “I will Remember Henry,” by Ivan Akansiima; “You’re the Sunshine of My Life,” by Stevie Wonder; “Bemsha Swing,” by Thelonious Monk and Denzil Best; and “Jean Pierre,” by Miles Davis.
The OGD Trio will perform “A Deeper Blue,” by Deep Blue Organ Trio; “There will Never be Another You,” by Harry Warren; “Root Down and Get It,” by Jimmy Smith; “Blue Moments,” by Lonnie Smith; and “Tell Me Something Good,” by Stevie Wonder.
The jazz chamber ensembles at Hope afford students the opportunity to perform in the classic small group combo setting. The ensembles vary in size and instrumentation, and place a creative focus on improvisation and group communication. All of the ensembles perform works from the classic jazz repertoire. The more advanced jazz chamber ensembles also perform repertoire from the contemporary jazz world. The ensembles also place an emphasis on original student and faculty compositions. A member of the Hope jazz faculty coaches each student ensemble.
The Piano Trio is coached by faculty member Keith Hall. The students in the ensemble include Ivan Akansiima, piano; Josiah Panning, bass; and Zach Snoek, drums.
The OGD Trio is coached by faculty member Robert Hodson. The students in the ensemble include Ivan Akansiima, guitar; Quinn Humphrey, drums; and Clif Metcalf, organ.
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.