Contact: Wendel Sloan at 575.562.2253
PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University will host the New Mexico All-State Jazz Concert at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan.23, in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building on the Portales campus. The New Mexico Jazz Educators Association and ENMU are sponsors of the free event.
High school students selected from music programs across the state will perform in three separate jazz ensembles. The pieces are selected by the guest conductors to reflect the finer points of jazz and showcase the talents of the students.
According to Michael Ellzey, assistant professor of trumpet at ENMU, this is the first year ENMU has hosted this event. "With our new facilities it is the ideal place for the performances, says Ellzey. "This event is hosted annually in either Las Cruces or Albuquerque and we are excited that it is here on our campus."
Ellzey hopes the community will attend the "fun and enjoyable" concert and support the ENMU Music Department and the New Mexico Jazz Educators Association.
For more information, contact Kathi Fraze at 575-562-2377.