Jazz Concert scheduled at Potomac State April 30

The Potomac State College/Community Jazz Ensemble will present its Spring Jazz Concert on Monday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Church-McKee Arts Center on the campus of Potomac State College of West Virginia University.

The band, directed by Fred Kesner, will feature big band arrangements of jazz classics from such artists as Thelonious Monk, Freddie Hubbard, Gerry Mulligan, and Sonny Rollins.

Several of the band’s outstanding soloists will be featured throughout the evening’s performance. Highlights include Alan Baylock’s treatment of Ellington’s “Caravan,” “My One and Only Love,” a beautiful ballad arranged by bass player, Jim Roderick. Also, a familiar tune featured is “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” by Mr. Fred Rogers.

Jazz JamMembers of the band include Rich Frush, Heather Williams, Billy Green, Charlie Paskun, and Mike Pfaff on saxophones. The trumpet section is manned by Jon Bush, Bill AuMiller, Phil Fertig, and Charles Whitehill. The trombone section includes Will Nose, Lynn Zeller, Evan Coleman, and Dan Moreland. The rhythm section is comprised of Ed Morgret (piano), Jim Roderick (bass), Bart Lay (drums), and John Campbell (percussion).

The concert is free and the public is encouraged to attend and support the live performance of jazz and big band music in our community.