Brigham Young University's Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band, BYU Trombone Choir, guest artist Dan Barrett and "76 Trombones" will be featured in concert at Brigham Young University Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at byuarts.com/tickets .
BYU music professors Steve Call and Will Kimball have been organizing as many trombone players as possible for the finale of the program, "76 Trombones," featuring 76 trombone players. Jazz trombonist Dan Barrett has written a special arrangement of the popular song from Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man" for this concert.
Barrett is one of the world's leading traditional jazz trombonists. He has dedicated his life to the study and performance of early jazz trombone styles and has been featured in jazz festivals all over the world. He can be heard on many movie sound tracks and CDs.
He will be featured performing with the BYU Jazz Legacy Dixieland, directed by Call. The group recently returned from the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Festival where they won nearly every instrumental award in the Collegiate Division. Pianist Zach Wiggins won a $500 cash award for Outstanding Collegiate Musician.
For more information, contact Steve Call, (801) 422-6116.
Writer: Melissa Connor