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October 31, 2008

Anderson to direct student ensemble concerts at ULM; scheduled for Nov. 18 and Nov. 24

Larry Anderson, University of Louisiana Monroe associate professor of percussion and jazz studies, will direct two free performances in November with student ensembles from the ULM Division of Music. The ULM Jazz Ensemble will present a concert Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Brown Auditorium. The Percussion Ensemble will perform Monday, Nov. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Brown Auditorium.

The Jazz Ensemble offers one of the most reportedly popular and exciting concerts given each semester at ULM. The 21-piece big band performs high energy jazz, Latin-jazz, Funk, and swing music. Anderson directs the ensemble.

The concert will open with “Spanish Fire,” an exciting Latin-jazz piece. Other pieces on the program include an arrangement of “In The Mood” by Joe Garland as played by the Tonight Show Band, “C-Jam Blues (ala Mambo!)” by Duke Ellington, “Jelly Roll” by Charles Mingus, “I Mean You” by Thelonius Monk and Coleman Hawkins, and “Attitude Dance,” made popular by Tower of Power.

The ULM Percussion Ensemble includes a steel band as well as a taiko performance. ULM Director of Bands Dr. Derle Long said, “This an audience-favorite concert at ULM. This exciting ensemble will capture your imagination through a wide variety of percussion instruments and styles.”

The Taiko Ensemble will open the performance with “Miyake.” The Steel Band will perform “Yellowbird,” “Sloop John B” and “Oye Como Va.” The concert also includes ragtime and Latin numbers as well as traditional percussion ensemble pieces.

There is no admission charge for these concerts. For more information, contact Larry Anderson at 318-342-1598 or or the ULM Band Office at 318-342-1594.

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