BMCC Presents Jazz Concert

Press Release Date: 
06/03/2010

 

NEWS RELEASE
Blue Mountain Community College,

Date: June 3 , 2010
Contact:  Karen L. Hill, Public Relations, 541-278-5933 or 541-379-2753

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Blue Mountain Community College’s concert choir, vocal jazz ensemble and jazz combo entertained a Tuesday night audience with spirituals, jazz arrangements, and standards from the 80’s.

Anna Unruh’s, student of Daniel Emert, performed two fiddle solos. The vocal jazz ensemble members Elizabeth Wagner, Anna Unruh, Theresa Metzger, Rebecca Foster, Steven Stanford, Mike Kellison, and Devin Griggs sang spirituals and jazz standards.

Under the direction of Alan Feves and Dr. Margaret Mayer, community musicians David Chorazy, John Taylor and Dr. John Carrington played with guitar and bass students Jerad Short, Mike Kellison, Eddie Cantu, Luke Basile, and Mitch Montchalin, while student jazz vocalist Jacki Penny performed Girl from Impanema and When Sunny Gets Blue.

Before the concert choir closed out the evening, student vocalist Damon Andrews took the stage to sing an Elvis rendition of I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You for his wife of 15 years. The concert closed with the choir returning to the stage performing hits from the 1980’s.

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: Vocal jazz choir members Theresa Metzger, Anna Unruh, and Elizabeth Wagner sing traditional African-American spirituals.