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Outdoor Concert Set for Juniata Jazz Band

(Posted April 19, 2004)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Jazz is most often heard in dark, smoky clubs, but the Juniata College Jazz Ensemble will take their music outdoors in a lunchtime concert at 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, April 21 on Detwiler Plaza, the open space between Cloister residence hall and the Kennedy Sports and Recreation Center.

The concert is free and open to the public. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the ballroom of Ellis Hall.

The Juniata College Jazz Ensemble will perform an eclectic program of jazz compositions ranging from fusion classics to big band hits. The repertoire will include:
"Brass Machine," a composition by Mark Taylor; "Drip Dry;" "Gospel John," a tune made famous by Maynard Ferguson's band; "Do Nothin' Til You Hear from Me," a composition by Duke Ellington; "Chameleon," a jazz/funk hit written by Herbie Hancock; "Respect," written by Otis Redding and made famous by Aretha Franklin; and Desafinado," a bossa nova classic by Antonio Jobim.

Juniata students in the jazz ensemble are:
Clarinet: Mary Gardiner, a freshman from Huntingdon.
Alto Sax: Jessica Diehl, a junior from Dysart, Pa.; Tara Fitzsimmons, a chemistry mobile educator at Juniata; and Barry Long, a sophomore from Pottsville, Pa.
Tenor Sax: Muhammad Jami, a sophomore from Montrose, Pa.; and David Lewis, an adjunct member of the music faculty at Juniata.
Baritone sax: Steve Runyan, a junior from Bloomsburg, Pa.
Trumpet: Tucker Dietrich, a freshman from Spring Grove, Pa.; Alex Monteleone, a junior from Floral Park, N.Y., Crystal Trinneer, a junior from Phillipsburg, N.J.; and Renae Watkins, a senior from Three Springs, Pa.
Trombone: Shannon Callahan, a sophomore from Woodbridge, N.J.
Tuba: Alison Earnhart, a freshman from Mercer Pa.
Guitar: Nick Daddario, a sophomore from Yardley, Pa.; and Joshua Masland, a freshman from Sidney, N.Y.
Piano: Amanda Rushnock, a senior from Philipsburg, Pa.
Bass: Mark Stalczynski, a sophomore from Pittsburgh.
Percussion: Jeff Anderson, a freshman from Upper Darby, Pa.; Doug Schunk, a senior from Altoona; and Dawn Vitko, a senior from Johnstown.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.