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UW-Eau Claire's Jazz II to perform spring concert April 19

April 9, 2012

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Jazz Ensemble II, directed by Robert Baca, professor of music, will perform its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. April 19 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

Jazz II will open the concert with "I Ain't Got Nobody" by Tom Kubis. The piece will feature junior Derek Bruns, Annandale, Minn., trumpet, and junior Scott Hensiak, Muskego, saxophone.

"All the Things You Are" by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein will follow, highlighting freshman Cody Norling, Champlin, Minn., alto saxophone; sophomore Josh Huot-Gallus, Farmington, Minn., trombone; freshman Miles Plant, Brookfield, piano; sophomore Jordan Jenkins, Eagan, Minn., bass; and junior Travis Faust, Lino Lakes, Minn., drums.

Next will be Fred Sturm's "The Lambeau Leap," commissioned by the University of Texas at Arlington. The piece will feature sophomore Jake Kobberdahl, West Des Moines, Iowa, trumpet, and sophomore Nick Pierce, Farmington, Minn., tenor saxophone. Hoagy Carmichael's "Skylark," with Huot-Gallus on trombone, will follow.

"Not Ethiopia" by Michael Brecker will close the first half of the concert and will feature Jenkins on bass and Plant on piano.

The second half of the concert will open with "So What" by Miles Davis and will feature sophomore Kateri Farrell, Minneapolis, Minn., flute; senior Max Palzewicz, Brookfield, tenor saxophone; and Plant on piano. Miles Davis' "All Blues" will follow and will feature Pierce on tenor saxophone; sophomore Collin Hough, Farmington, Minn., on trombone; sophomore Trent Spatenka, Owatonna, Minn., on baritone saxophone; and Faust on drums.

The concert will conclude with Chuck Owen's "E-Ticket." The piece will feature Farrell on flute, Palzewicz on tenor saxophone and Kobberdahl on trumpet.

Tickets, available online at the University Service Center, 715-836-3727 or 800-949-UWEC, are $5 for the general public; $3 for those 62 and older, 17 and younger, and faculty and staff with a university ID; and free for students with a university ID.

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