Preview: Jazz Bands to host annual concert
Advanced and Intermediate Jazz Bands will performÂ their first indoor concert of the year, â€śA Latin Jazz New Year,â€ť on Wednesday, Jan. 24 in the Performing Arts Center.
The set list features a variety of Latin jazz-themed music, including â€śOn Green Dolphin Street,â€ť â€śBurritos to Go,â€ť Â â€śGrooved Pavementâ€ť and â€śSummertime.â€ť
â€śIndoor concerts are a lot more formal and strict,â€ť saxophone player freshman Jonathan Steele said. â€śIâ€™m looking forward to this; itâ€™ll be different. The songs are really cool and have a salsa groove type beat that makes them easy to dance to.â€ť
Band coordinators have invited a guest performer, trombone player Francisco Torres, to perform solos alongside the bands.
â€ś[Torres] practiced with us on Tuesday and gave us pointers on how we could improve our techniques,â€ť baritone saxophone player senior Andrew Wan said. â€śEven though the music weâ€™re playing is difficult, everyone is still excited. This genre is a lot to explore, and we all had a lot of fun with it.â€ť
By Bhalpriya Sandhu, Staff writer
Photo by Erin Tan