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Kelly Eisenhour directs BYU Jazz Voices in concert April 6

The Brigham Young University School of Music presents the BYU Jazz Voices in Concert Tuesday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.

The performance is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Formerly known as Syncopation, the group performs all styles of jazz including blues, bebop, swing, funk and Latin. Some music is sung a cappella, and other arrangements utilize the group's piano, bass and drum accompaniment.

"I like to focus on classical jazz standards from the '30s and '40s," said director Kelly Eisenhour. "But we also do some contemporary jazz, and since part of jazz music is improv, we do quite a bit of that."

The program will include music such as "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me," "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Moon River."

Special guests include Jay Lawrence and Steve Lindeman.

In her fourth year as director of the ensemble, Eisenhour continues to expand the group's reputation and excellence. Eisenhour brings a variety of experience from the professional music world. She graduated from the Berklee School of Music in Boston and has been featured as a soloist with the Boston Pops and Utah Symphony. She has also performed with well-known artists such as Gladys Knight, and taught at UNLV before moving to Utah.

"We've had a jazz program at BYU for three decades," said Ron Simpson, media music and jazz coordinator for BYU School of Music. "Kelly Eisenhour is continuing to make the program a national standard. She has given the group a great new quality of showmanship, particularly in improvisation."

Participating students include Shelby Pouliot, Katie Cowley, Lucinda Foster, Sandra Cox, Laurie Jayne Frost, Katie Goulding Sierer, Christy Thomas, Julia Skelton, Luana Pung, John Black, Mark Taggart, Garin Fuhriman, Adam Lancaster, R.J. Christensen, Andrew Early and Logan Molyneux.

For more information, contact Kelly Eisenhour at 360-6101.

Writer: Rachel M. Sego

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