Blue Devil Jazz Orchestra to perform April 16 at Mabel Tainter
April 11, 2014
UW-Stout's Harvey Hall closed until late 2015 for renovations, the Jazz from Harvey
concerts will have a new name for a while.
Harvey to Mabel will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Mabel Tainter
Center for the Arts, one block from Harvey Hall on Main Street in Menomonie.
The Blue Devil
Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Aaron M. Durst, will perform in the art
center's Mabel Tainter Theater. The orchestra will be joined by the Jazz Embers
Tickets are $5 and are available online, at the Service Center in the Memorial Student Center,
715-232-1122, and at the door.
looking forward to performing in such a historic and unique venue where so many
great performances have been presented. This theater is a gem in the Menomonie
community," Durst said. "The location may have changed, but the groups will
continue to bring diverse jazz selections for an entertaining evening."
Music to be performed
includes "The Jersey Bounce" and "Whisper Not" from the big band era.
will be sung by three students: "Just Friends" and "Mack the Knife," by Evan
Herold, of Chaseburg; "My Funny Valentine," by Madi Carlson, of Osseo; and
"Sway," by Cole Berglund, of Boyceville.
also will perform more contemporary selections including "Moanin'" by Charles
Mingus, "Riverscape" by Fred Sturm and "The Jazz Police" by Gordon
A number of
student instrumentalists will be featured in the performance, along with
UW-Stout Assistant Professor Keith Wojciechowski, math, on guitar. "Jazz is a
style of music that allows an individual to contribute in so many ways, as a
soloist or as a section member. It has been wonderful to have Keith join
us and add to the ensemble," Durst said.