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BYU's Synthesis with special guest artists plan April 4 performance

Alex Boye, Chris Bacon and Little Big Band

Brigham Young University’s premier big band Synthesis welcomes special guests Alex Boye, Chris Bacon and Little Big Band in concert Wednesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

Tickets are available now for $6 to $10 at  byuarts.com/tickets and (801) 422-4322.

Boye is a popular local entertainer and a member of and frequent soloist with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Bacon, a former member of Synthesis, is now a successful Hollywood film composer.

Little Big Band, a family enterprise featuring Hugh and Hook Jones, provides music for weddings, family gatherings, community functions and fine dining establishments. Their repertoire is Big Band jazz, with emphasis on the standards, country, pop and even a little rock and roll. 

Directed by faculty member Ray Smith, Synthesis combines swing, blues, jazz, Latin and fusion styles into a feast of jazz entertainment. Some of BYU’s finest and most versatile musicians perform, arrange and compose for this award-winning auditioned ensemble.

In performances throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, Synthesis has met with exceptional success, commanding enthusiastic responses from festival, student, and community gatherings. It has also been a special guest performer at Tokyo Disneyland and has performed in the People's Republic of China.

For more information about the concert, contact Ray Smith at (801) 422-3391 or ray_smith@byu.edu. Learn more about Synthesis and the band’s repertoire at  pam.byu.edu and clicking on the Synthesis link.

Writer: Melissa Connor

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