W&L Presents Joint Jazz Concert Washington and Lee will present a joint concert featuring the University Jazz Ensemble and the Vosbein Magee Big Band on Nov. 11 at 8 p.m.
The annual joint concert featuring the University Jazz Ensemble and the Vosbein Magee Big Band is scheduled for Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. in the Wilson Concert Hall.
The concert, which is free and open to the public, does not require tickets, but attendees are required to wear masks. The performance will be streamed live online at livestream.com/wlu/uje-vmbb-2021.
Under the direction of Terry Vosbein, the University Jazz Ensemble will offer salutes to the bands of Count Basie and Duke Ellington and to composers Charles Mingus and Thad Jones. Alongside the traditional jazz repertoire, the ensemble will mix some contemporary items, all of which should get the feet moving and the toes tapping.
The Vosbein Magee Big Band, a professional band co-led by Vosbein and Chris Magee, features jazz musicians from the surrounding area. This year’s performance will include several new titles by Vosbein and a new arrangement of “Round Midnight” by band saxophonist Greg Moody. Other featured players include saxophonist Tom Artwick, trombonists Tom Lundberg and Tom McKenzie, and drummer Marlon Foster.
The highlight of this collaborative venture places the senior members of the student jazz band on the stage performing with the professional band. This year, five exceptional students will be showcased: saxophonists Truman Chancy ’22 and Jae Jung ’22, and trumpet players Alec Mulkern ’22, Cassandra Sobieski ’22 and Leslie Sparling ’22.