By Dylan T. Kinkade
College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

The University of Central Arkansas will present a jazz concert featuring five separate and distinct bands on Monday, Nov. 19, at Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall on the UCA campus.

UCA’s Jazz I, Top-Hatters, Jazz Combo and SuperSax, along with the Riverview High School Jazz Ensemble, will begin their performances at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

Led by Trey Reely, the Riverview High Schools Jazz Ensemble will open the concert with “Headin’ Down to Lucie-Town,” “Wipe Out” and “Legend of the One-Eyed Sailor.”

Joseph Duong, one of the piano accompanists in the UCA music department, will lead the UCA Jazz Combo through favorite jazz standards, including John Coltrane’s “Equinox,” Joseph Kosma’s “Autumn Leaves” and a Christmas tune.

Top-Hatters, UCA’s New Orleans-style street band will feature pieces from Disney’s “The Jungle Book” and will utilize the reed players on multiple instruments. Closing out their portion of the concert will be a classic from 1919, “Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me.”

Following the Hatters, the SuperSax will play a relaxed arrangement of “The Nearness of You,” inspired by Norah Jones, and “Strasbourg St-Denis,” written by Roy Hargrove. The Top-Hatters and the SuperSax are led by Dr. Matthew Taylor, assistant professor of saxophone.

For more information contact Robertson at (501) 450-5760 or grobertson@uca.edu.

The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the School of Communication with journalism, public relations and writing as well as the department of art, music and film, theatre and creative writing. The College’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists educators and practitioners. For more information about CFAC, visit www.uca.edu/cfac or call (501) 450-3193.