NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The popular jazz bands at Stephen F. Austin State University will perform a mixture of classic and contemporary jazz standards when the student ensembles take the stage in Turner Auditorium Friday night, Nov. 10, on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.
“The SFA jazz ensembles are so excited to perform in the newly renovated Turner Auditorium,” said Dr. JD Salas, director of the Swingin’ Axes jazz band.
The Swingin’ Axes will open their portion of the concert with Isham Jones’ 1923 hit “Swingin’ Down the Lane” in tribute to SFA’s centennial year. The Axes will also perform two great classics made famous by the Glenn Miller Band: “Tuxedo Junction” and “Moonlight Serenade.”
Additionally, the Axes will perform “I Am,” a more current composition by composer Omar Thomas who recently completed a residency at SFA working with all three concert bands and the Swingin’ Axes.
The Swingin’ Aces, directed by Dr. Jake Walburn, will perform a mix of classic jazz standards, including “Spain” by Chick Corea; “Driftin’” by Herbie Hancock; “Katy” by Sammy Nestico; “Milestones” by Miles Davis; and “Too Much of a Good Thing” by Andrew Neu.
The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Turner Auditorium is located in Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. To purchase tickets, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit the box office website. For additional information, contact the SFA School of Music at (936) 468-4602.