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October 2002

Release Date: October 8, 2002

Concert to Highlight ASU Percussion Group, Jazz Ensemble

Angelo State University's Jazz Percussion Group and Jazz Ensemble will apply their unique musical styles to such classics as Send in the Clowns, arranged by Dave Barduhn, and Misty, featuring tenor saxophonist John Tufts, during a Tuesday, Oct. 15, concert on the ASU campus.

Performances by the two groups will start at 7:30 p.m. The ASU Jazz Concert is open free to the public in the ASU Auditorium, 2601 W. Avenue N.

The ASU Jazz Percussion Group, founded and directed by Dr. Douglas Overmier, is one of only six such groups nationally. The group produces distinctive music on vibes, marimbas, bass and drums. The group's jazz performances combine visual excitement with rhythmic accuracy and drive applied to the best of jazz, fusion, swing and contemporary jazz.

The ASU Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Richard Spece performs various jazz styles, including swing, be-bop, fusion and contemporary settings. Participation in this ensemble prepares students for performances in both jazz and commercial music. Ensemble members delve into the intricate mixture of melody, harmony and rhythm on which their musical ideas are based.

For more information concerning on the ASU Jazz Concert or other programs sponsored by the Department of Art and Music, please call (325) 942-2085