Jazz Week Coming To UL Lafayette April 14


Jazz Week at UL Lafayette for the Spring 2008 semester is scheduled to start April 14 with the Jazz Guitar Quintet and Jazz Combo I taking the stage at Ducrest-Gilfry Auditorium in Angelle Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Dr. Jeff George, the Jazz Guitar Quintet features five guitars, plus bass and drums, uniting to play arrangements of standard jazz tunes and original compositions.

Jazz Combo I under the direction of Dr. Bob Luckey, is UL Lafayette’s top small jazz group. Comprised of seven outstanding undergraduate music students, plus the director, Jazz Combo I plays a wide variety of challenging jazz numbers.

The program on April 15 will feature Jazz Combos 2 and 3. Featuring students with intermediate improvising skills, Jazz Combo 2 is directed by Dr. Paul Morton. Jazz Combo 3 led by Dr. Robert Wiley was established as a training group for students with little jazz experience.

The UL Lafayette Faculty Jazz Combo, comprised of several School of Music professors, will perform on April 16 – the final night of Jazz Week. Because so many UL Lafayette music faculty play jazz, this is a very exceptional group of seasoned performers, who enjoy the challenges that jazz music has to offer.

All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in Ducrest-Gilfry Auditorium in Angelle Hall. Admission is free to all UL Lafayette students, faculty and staff with a current I.D. There will be a $6 general admission charge. Seniors will be admitted for $4 and children under the age of 6 will be admitted for free.

For more information about Jazz Week, call 482-6012.