UA Jazz Combos
Directed by Jason Carder and Brice Winston
April 26, Wednesday
Century Room in Hotel Congress, $Free
Correction: PLEASE NOTE THE DAY/TIME/LOCATION FOR THIS CONCERT ARE DIFFERENT THAN WAS ORIGINALLY ADVERTISED
The Fred Fox Jazz Ensemble (FFJE), is fresh off of their most recent DownBeat Student Award recognition in the category of “Outstanding Undergraduate Small Ensemble.” The group is the premier small jazz ensemble in the jazz program at UA, and as such, the musicians represent a vital part of the jazz program as well as a virtual “who’s who” in the Southern Arizona Jazz Scene. The FFJE has performed at several festivals nationally (Las Vegas Jazz Invitational and Oñate Jazz Festival) and have been featured in the Tucson Jazz Festival since its inception. Their performance with the award-winning drummer/composer Kendrick Scott was the headline of the 2022 Tucson Jazz Festival MLK Day festivities. Needless to say, the quality and the level in the group has always been high. Both the Experiential Ensemble and the Fred Fox Jazz Ensemble will be performing a mix of original arrangements/compositions as well as interpretations of well-known small ensemble jazz repertoire.