The Lee University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Alan Wyatt, will present its spring concert Saturday, March 16, on the Cleveland, Tenn., campus. The free performance will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center, 1053 Church St. N.E.
Included on the program will be music of Thad Jones, Sammy Nestico, Neal Hefti and Eliane Elias.
A frequent award winner at national festivals, the ensemble includes rhythm-section instruments, saxophones, trumpets and trombones.
Guest artists John Riley, drum set, and Lalo Davila, Afro-Cuban percussion, will perform with the Jazz Ensemble.
Davila, director of percussion studies at Middle Tennessee State University, was selected one of Nashville's Top 5 Percussionists of the Year in 1998.
Riley is on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music and is the drummer for the Grammy-winning Vanguard Jazz Orchestra in New York City. He previously toured with such world-class musicians as Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Woody Herman.
For more information, contact Lee's School of Music at 423-614-8240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guest artists Lalo Davila and John Riley will each present clinics as part of Lee's Day of Percussion on Saturday, March 16. Registration begins at 8 a.m., followed by a drum circle and a presentation by Colin Hill titled "Finding Your Practice Personality." Riley's clinic will follow at 10 a.m. and Davila's at 3:30 p.m. The day also will include performances by East Tennessee High School and Lee University percussion ensembles. The $5 fee covers all clinics and performances. To register, email Dr. Andrew Harnsberger at email@example.com.