HPU Jazz Ensemble to Feature Classic Americana Tunes At Annual Spring Concert

By Pam Haynes
Director of Media Relations

High Point University will serve a delightful slice of Americana at the upcoming Jazz Ensemble Concert. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 14 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Dr. Robert Faub, instructor of saxophone, will direct the annual spring concert, which will feature an array of instrumental and vocal jazz tunes, including songs by Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and more, performed by the talented students and faculty.

“The students have worked really hard and we are all excited about the music we have prepared for this concert,” Faub says.

The concert will highlight vocalists Eugenia Copeland, senior, and Mariel Ross, freshman, in several performances.

Songs in the lineup include: Miles Davis’ “So What,” Sonny Rollins’ “St. Thomas,” Rodgers and Hart’s “Have You Met Miss Jones,” Jerome Kern’s “I’m Old Fashioned” and “All the Things You Are,” and Duke Ellington’s “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t got that Swing.”

The ensemble will also perform a modern tune, titled “Bella’s Dreaming,” by alto saxophonist Patrick Cornelius and arranged by UNC Greensboro jazz studies professor Chad Eby. Faub will be the featured soloist in the number.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students. It is ranked No.1 by U.S. News and World Report in three categories: No. 1 Best Regional College in the South; No. 1 Up and Coming School in Regional Colleges in the South; and No. 1 for A Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching in Regional Colleges in the South. HPU was named this year the No. 4 private school in NC for the best return on investment, and it is a 2013-14 College of Distinction. The university offers 44 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 11 graduate degree programs. It is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.

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