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Department of Music to present ASU Jazz Bands and Vocal Jazz Groups in 'Singing into Spring,' Nov. 13


JONESBORO -- The Department of Music at Arkansas State University will present “Singing into Spring” on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. at Fowler Center’s Riceland Hall.

This second concert of the Jazz at A-State season will feature both outstanding vocal jazz groups, Delta Vox and stAte Vox, as well as A-State Jazz, the premier large instrumental jazz group, with guest vocalist, Adonias Finch.  In addition, two of the instrumental small groups will perform during set changes.  Admission is free.

A-State Jazz is under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Carroll, Director of jazz studies. Delta Vox and stAte Vox are under the direction of Dr. Kyle Chandler, music education coordinator and assistant director of choral activities.

Under Dr. Chandler’s artistic direction, Delta Vox, which was formed in the spring 2010, will create an on-stage vocal improv, perform a jazz ballad version of “You Are So Beautiful,” and share their own rendition of Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound Machine’s “Rhythm is Gonna Get You.” Created this fall, stAte Vox with guests from Delta Vox, will present Sinatra’s hit version of “Fly Me to the Moon,” Richard Marx’s “Right Here Waiting,” and conclude with Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long” adapted for the NBC television series, “The Sing-Off.”

Personnel for Delta Vox are Christopher Dyson of Harker Heights, Texas, Adonias Finch of Dyer, Tenn., Sarah Hamilton and Sara Ray of Paragould, Erin Reagan of Munford, Tenn., Janette Robinson of Jonesboro, Aaron Fisher and Louis Simpson, both of Memphis, Tenn., and Kyle Smith of Forrest City.  Singers for stAte Vox include Dennese Adkins of Cabot, Aaron Fisher of Memphis, Tenn., Jordan Griffin of Jacksonville, Cody Hoover of Bono, Maegan McDaniel of Manila, and Larry Heyl, Mary Rougeau and Kasey Welsh, all of Jonesboro.

A-State Jazz musicians include Clinton Curtis of Trumann, Aaron Decker of Nettleton, Cody Ballard of Nettleton, Brandon Moore and Lauren Dudley, both of Dexter Mo., saxophones; T.J. Irvin of Jonesboro, Matt Penny of Jonesboro, Joshua Mobley of Paragould, Adonias Finch of Dyer, Tenn. and Seth Jansen of Jonesboro, trumpets; Alex McClung of Jonesboro, Adam Waddell of Jonesboro, Devondre Hince of Jacksonville, and Dalton Henson of Hoxie, trombone; Tyler Worsham of Keiser, piano; Terrell Montgomery of Fort Smith, bass; Alex Ditto of Hoxie, guitar; and Garrett Tyler of Jonesboro and Addison Boling of Jonesboro, drums.

The Miles Davis Experience includes Aaron Decker, piano, Garrett Tyler, drums, Terrell Montgomery, bass, with Cody Ballard and Clinton Curtis, saxophones, and Joshua Mobley and T.J. Irvin, trumpets.

10 Again includes Tyler Worsham, piano, Jack Michson, drums, Matt Bounds, bass, with Kyle Thrasher and Shawn Crawford, saxophones, and Ali Gueda and Hunter Durham, trumpets.

For more information about the concert or the Department of Music, contact the department office at (870) 972-2094.

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