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Double Dose of Jazz on Nov. 30

Experience an afternoon and evening of jazz at UC Davis on Thursday Nov. 30 when the College of Letters and Science’s Department of Music’s jazz bands perform two concerts at the Ann E. Pitzer Center.

Beginning at 7 p.m., the evening program will feature smaller combos performing such classics as Sigmund Romberg’s “Softly as in a Morning Sunrise” and Richard Rodgers’ “My Favorite Things” as well as “New Afro Cuban” and “Do the Funky Shuffle” by Jacám Manricks, director of the Jazz Bands. The 20-member UC Davis Green Big Band will perform “Moten Swing” by Bennie Moten, arranged by Ernie Wilkins for Count Basie; “Sister Sadie” by Horace Silver, arranged by Michael Abene; “One Note Samba” by Antonio Carlos Jobim, arranged by Mike Tomaro; and “Movin Uptown” by Benny Carter.  

The free afternoon performance in the Shinkoskey Noon Concert series will showcase various combos performing “Come Sunday” by Duke Ellington, “You and the Night and the Music” by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz, “Summertime” by George and Ira Gershwin, all arranged by Manricks, “Doozy” by Benny Carter, “Shofukan” by Snarky Puppy and three compositions by Manricks; “Jazz Hop,” “Shufflin” and “Bird, Bud and Duke.”

Manricks, a jazz composer and arranger, as well as a saxophonist, has released three highly acclaimed albums as a leader to date (“Labyrinth,” “Trigonometry” and “Cloud Nine”) and performed as a sideman on countless other releases. 

Tickets for the evening concert are $20 for adults and $10 for students and may be purchased through MondaviArts.org, by phone at 530-754-2787 or at the door.

For more information about this and other performances by the UC Davis Department of Music, visit http://arts.ucdavis.edu/music

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