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BYU jazz groups to perform March 21 at Covey Center

The Brigham Young University Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Jazz will perform together in a showcase on Friday, March 21, at the Covey Center for the Arts.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 or $7 with a BYU or student ID and can be purchased at the Covey Center, 425 W. Center Street in Provo, or bycalling (801) 852-7007.

Under the direction of Mark Ammons, the Jazz Ensemble will perform several piecesfrom its large repertoire, including two tunes by BYU School of Music composition major Ben Taylor. Band members will be featured as soloists on several numbers, including band vocalist Jillaine Chaston.

The BYU Jazz Voices are known for tight harmonies, rhythmic accuracy and outstanding improvisational "scatting" abilities. Under the direction of Kelly Eisenhour, the acclaimed choir’s singers and rhythmic section perform all styles of jazz — blues, bebop, swing funk and Latin.

For more information, contact Ken Crossley at (801) 422-9348.

Writer: Marissa Ballantyne

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