UPEI Jazz Ensemble in performance Tuesday

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CHARLOTTETOWN – The University of Prince Edward Jazz Ensemble will present their end-of-semester concert on Tuesday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dr. Steel Recital Hall at UPEI. The “Big Band” sound of Count Basie will be featured on jazz standards including “Shiny Stockings,” “April in Paris” and “The Spirit Is Willing.”

Lindsay Gillis of Charlottetown performs at the 2011 Lobster Carnival Talent Showcase on July 15 at Credit Union Place. The showcase concludes Saturday night, featuring performances by the 14 finalists chosen by the judges. The show starts at 7 p.m. And tickets are $8 at the door.

The Jazz Ensemble has again invited UPEI voice students from the studio of Sung Ha Shin-Bouey and Stephen Bouey to join the band on stage. Singers featured in this concert are: Lindsay Gillis (“Summertime”), Nadine Haddad (“Birdland”), Will Millington (“Our Love Is Here to Stay”), Nicole Dupuis (“At Last”), Melissa MacKenzie (“The Best Is Yet to Come”) and Olivia Barnes (“Cabaret”).

The band is excited to present a “James Bond” theme segment. Bass trombonist, Evan Hammell, has arranged the James Bond theme, which will segue into “Live and Let Die” and “Skyfall.”

First-year lead alto sax player, Emily Proude, will be featured on the funky-rock style ballad “Life without You” and Savannah Auld (tenor sax) will step out of the band and sing Norah Jones’ “Don’t Know Why.”

Admission is $10 for adults and seniors and $5 for students. Tickets are available at the door or in advance by calling 566-0507 or by email at music@upei.ca.

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