The Buffalo State Jazz Ensemble will perform under the direction of Dr. Rick Fleming. The Buffalo State Chamber Jazz Ensemble will perform under the direction of Dr. Mark Filsinger. The concert is free and open. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Buffalo State Chamber Jazz Ensemble will perform Oleo by Sonny Rollins, All Blues by Miles Davis, Body and Soul by Johnny Green and Take The A Train by Duke Ellington. The Buffalo State Jazz Ensemble will perform Go West, Young Lions by Lennie Nichous, Gentle Rain by Luiz Bonfa, arranged by Lisa DeSpain, Overjoyed by Stevie Wonder, arranged by Mark Taylor, Ya Gotta Make the Time by Bill Liston, The "J" Bird Rides Again by Allan Horney and Milestones by Miles Davis, arranged by Mike Tomaro.
The Jazz Ensemble's mission is to introduce students to the great American art form of jazz. Performing traditional as well as contemporary ensemble arrangements affords the student an opportunity to learn a myriad of styles that will develop their individual and collective musicianship.