Contact: Wendel Sloan at 575.562.2253
PORTALES–Eastern New Mexico University's Department of Music will host a jazz concert on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in Buchanan Hall in the Music Building on the Portales campus.
The concert is free and open to the public.
The concert will be directed by Ann Bradfield and will feature ENMU's Jazz Band and Jazz Combo. This will be Bradfield's first concert at ENMU as the director of the jazz program.
The Jazz Band's program will consist of music by Count Basie. "He is important in jazz history and it is important for the students to learn to play his style of music," she says.
The Jazz Combo will play different styles of jazz and will focus more on improvisation.
Bradfield says that those attending will experience a "specific jazz style that you may not have known was specific to Count Basie and you will see how it fits into jazz as a whole."
For more information, contact the music office at 575.562.2377.