WSU Jazz Ensemble to Perform Oct. 5

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s VOJAZZ Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Big Band will present a concert Tuesday, Oct. 5, on the WSU campus. The 8 p.m. program is set for Bryan Hall Auditorium and open to the public without charge.
The concert opens with VOJAZZ, directed by Horace-Alexander Young. The program includes tributes to Charlie Parker and Duke Ellington. Soloists include vocalists Julie Silvera-Jensen and Jamie Miller and saxophonist Mike Lukich.
The Jazz Big Band, directed by Gregory Yasinitsky, coordinator of jazz studies, will present a program that includes classics from the Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Thad Jones-Mel Lewis libraries. Soloists include trumpeter Kevin Woods, trombonist Bryan Long, pianist Meghan Schoonover, guitarist Marco Bittelli, bassist Gus Kambeitz, and saxophonists Eric Skidmore and Jeremy Hamilton.