The Santa Fe Big Band, Santa Fe Jazz Combo and Santa Fe Rhythm and Blues Band will present “An Evening of Jazz” at the Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. The hall is located at the Northwest Campus, 3000 NW 83 Street, Gainesville.
Tickets are $15 main floor and $12 balcony for adults; $9 for seniors, children and University of Florida students; and free for Santa Fe College faculty, staff and students with college identification cards. For ticket information, call the Box Office at 352-395-4181 or visit the Fine Arts ticket website at:
“This is the 8th annual ‘Evening of Jazz’ and we think there’s something on the program for all jazz fans and music lovers,” said SF College Music Professor Steve Bingham, who directs the bands. Professor Lynn Sandefur’s voice studio students are also featured in the concert.
The featured composers are a who’s who of jazz and R&B greats including Charlie Parker, Billy Strayhorn, Count Basie, Sonny Rollins, Lerner & Loewe, Roy Orbison, Edward Holland and Eddie Floyd.
The six-piece Santa Fe Jazz Combo’s performance will include “Take the ‘A’ Train,” “Yardbird Suite,” “Perdido,” and “Angel Eyes.”
The 19-piece Santa Fe Big Band, featuring vocalists Tom Lewis and Alix Williams, will perform “Almost Like Being in Love,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” and “I Only Have Eyes for You.”
With vocals by Alex Cervinka and Artyssa Grant, the 11-piece Santa Fe Rhythm and Blues Band will perform “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Knock on Wood,” “Blue Bayou,” and “Shake a Tailfeather.”
The Santa Fe Big Band has performed at Carnegie Hall, Epcot, Florida’s Lakeside Jazz Festival and CityWalk Universal Studios. The band also tours high schools throughout North Central Florida.
For more information about “An Evening of Jazz,” call Professor Steve Bingham at 352-281-4035.
For more information about Fine Arts programs, call Fine Arts Department Chairperson Alora Haynes at 352-395-5296.