The UMHB Jazz Ensemble will present its second performance of the 2017-2018 season on November 14, 2017 at 7:30PM in the Sue & Frank Mayborn Performing Arts Center. The core of the program will feature music by Josef Zawinul, Billy Strayhorn, Mercer Ellington, Benny Golson, Paul Baker, and Cole Porter. Joining the ensemble for this performance, the Jazz Ensemble is excited to welcome the Associate Dean of the Graduate Programs in McLane College of Business, Dr. Kirk Fischer.
Dr. Fischer has been an active musician throughout his life. Prior to pursuing his career in business, Dr. Fischer toured the country performing as a keyboardist with various rock and funk bands. Most recently, Dr. Fischer collaborated with producer and trumpeter Greg Adams (Tower of Power, East Bay Soul) to produce his debut album,”Friends.” Dr. Fischer’s music has been played on radio stations around the world and is currently featured in the top 25 smooth jazz charts in the United Kingdom. Dr. Fischer will join the Jazz Ensemble to perform three tunes from his debut record which were specially arranged by Greg Adams for the UMHB Jazz Ensemble.
The performance will begin at 7:30PM and it is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Sue & Frank Mayborn Box Office at 254.295.5999.