NSU Spring Jazz Concert set for March 18

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release) – The Northern State University Spring Jazz Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Jewett Theater.

Performing will be the NSU 1 O’clock Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Terry Beckler, and the NSU 2 O’clock Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Grant Manhart. The 1 O’clock Jazz Ensemble features Camille Koenig on drum set, Hope Patton on alto saxophone, Ceylie Gergen on trumpet, and Bryson Muirhead on bass. The group will play combo tunes by Jamey Aebersold, Herbie Hancock and Lee Morgan.

The 2 O’clock Jazz Ensemble will perform the Stan Kenton saxophone feature “Opus in Pastels.” Senior baritone saxophonist Dylan Unruh will be featured on a tune by Too Many Zoos called “Pink Yesterday.” The concert will feature guest vocalist Marice Walden, who performs by the stage name “Izzie” on the Gershwin ballad “Someone to Watch Over Me” and the Chaka Khan hit “Ain’t Nobody.” Tunes by Gordon Goodwin and Tubist Nat McIntosh fill out the program.

Due to COVID-19, admission is free to all 2020-21 NSU School of Fine Arts events. Limited seating is available. Masks are required for all patrons, and attendees are asked to follow appropriate social-distancing protocols.

The concert will also be livestreamed on the NSU Music Department Facebook page.