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BYU Jazz Legacy Band, Mississippi Mood Orchestra in free concert Jan. 16

The Brigham Young University Jazz Legacy Band will present a concert of Dixieland and Swinging Jazz with special guests Lemoyne Taylor and the Mississippi Mood Orchestra Thursday, Jan. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend. A previous calendar listed this event as occurring in the Madsen Recital Hall.

The program includes a number of performances including “Yakety Sax” by Homer “Boots” Randolph III, “The Man I Love” by George and Ira Gershwin, and “Bare Necessities” by Terry Gilkyson.

Members of the Jazz Legacy Band include Myles Lawrence on clarinet, Brian Woodbury on trombone, Austin Robinson on trumpet, Nathan Innis on piano, Erik Maloy on guitar and banjo, Jesse Quebbeman-Turley on drums, Rob Qualls on bass and Marcus Anderson on tuba and trombone.

As guest performers at international jazz festivals, Jazz Legacy has earned an international reputation in quality performance. Conducted and founded by Steve Call, the group is a favorite of schools, conventions and civic concerts, while garnering a reputation for its Dixieland standards and fast-paced stage shows.

Members of the Mississippi Mood Orchestra include Lemoyne Taylor on saxophone and clarinet, Rod Matson on alto saxophone, Gene Furniss on alto saxophone and clarinet, Dick Chappell on baritone saxophone, Robert Peterson on trumpet and flugelhorn, Willis Hepworth on trumpet, flugelhorn and valve trombone, Steve Call on trombone, valve trombone, euphonium and cimbasso, Millie Matson on piano, Jerry Jackman on bass and Phil Goodrich on drums.

The Mississippi Mood Orchestra began as a group of senior missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Nauvoo playing nightly on the Mississippi River waterfront. Following missionary service, the band reorganized and performs regularly around Northern Utah. The group specializes in swing era music and is led by Lemoyne Taylor, a former Disneyland performing artist.

For more information regarding the performance, contact Steve Call at (801) 422-6116.

Writer: Brett Lee

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