Blue Devil Jazz Orchestra to perform Nov. 11 in Great Hall
November 6, 2017
Devil Jazz Orchestra will present Jazz in the Great Hall at 7 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 11, at UW-Stout.
$5 and are available online, at the Service Center in the Memorial Student Center, 715-232-1122, and at the
Hall is on the upper level of the Memorial Student Center.
Orchestra is under the direction of Aaron M. Durst, an associate professor.
Sharing the stage will be the Troppo Big Band, led by Robert Heintz Sr. Troppo
Big Band is a community jazz group from Chippewa Falls composed of veteran
musicians of all ages.
will include a wide variety of jazz styles, opening with the UW-Stout band playing
the bebop standard “Yardbird Suite” by Charlie Parker. Songs from the big
band era include Billy Strayhon’s “Lush Life,” made famous by the Duke
Ellington Orchestra and Frank Foster’s “Shiny Stocking” as played by the Count
Basie Orchestra. Newer selections include a rock fusion piece by Rick Lawn
entitled “Double Agent” and Gordon Goodwin’s “Tweet Fatigue,” a tongue-in-cheek
piece inspired by social media that also features the saxophone section.
Scinto, of Oconomowoc, will be the featured soloist singing Ray Charles’
“Hallelujah, I Love Her So” and “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars” by Antonio Carlos
follow the UW-Stout band and include “Groovin Hard” and “Channel One Suite” as
recorded by Buddy Rich, Chick Corea’s “La Fiesta” and other selections.
regards the sharing of the stage as a good thing. “Having Troppo share the
evening is a great opportunity for our students and audience to hear another
band play live some really great — and difficult — pieces that they would not
Winds concert Nov. 9
The Midwest Winds, part of the United States Air Force Band,
will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at UW-Stout’s Harvey Hall Theatre. Veterans Day is Saturday,
Admission to the concert is free and tickets are not
required. Presented in partnership with the UW-Stout Symphonic Band, the event
is for all ages.
Midwest Winds woodwind quintet is an ambassador of the Air Force Band of
Mid-America, featuring professional musicians to honor the work of the Air
Force and to honor the country. The group offers a wide range of musical
literature, including classical, contemporary, marches, patriotic
crowd-pleasers and light popular music.
Blue Devil Jazz Orchestra performs in 2016.