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Jazz Ensemble Concert: Tribute to Sammy Nestico

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 7:00pm Free
Join us as our student Big Band presents its first concert of the fall semester!

The ASU Big Band features students performing on trumpets, trombones, saxophones and a full Latin jazz rhythm section, including piano, guitar, bass, percussion and drum set. Styles for the “Tribute to Sammy Nestico” concert will include jazz standards, boogies, and afro-cuban styles.

Musical Program

  • “Moten Swing”
  • “High Five”
  • “Splanky”
  • “Basie Straight-ahead”
  • “Jumpin’ At The Woodside”
  • “Fly Me To The Moon”
  • “It’s Oh So Nice”
  • “Prime Time”
  • “It’s A Wonderful World”
  • “Hay Burner”
  • “Boogie Express”
  • “A Night In Tunisia”

*All arranged by Sammy Nestico.


The Big Band is a component of the ASU Jazz Ensembles Program, which offers diverse and creative, small- and large-group jazz performance experiences. It covers a wide range of styles, including bebop, Latin jazz, free jazz, funk, hip-hop and many others. Members of the Big Band are selected by audition.

Crucial to the jazz program is a concentrated emphasis on improvisation, the utmost expression of personal musical creativity. All students participate in regular Jazz Combos to gain this unique experience unavailable in any other ensemble. Students delve into the intricate mixture of melody, harmony and rhythm on which their musical ideas are based. ASU is proud to offer performances in this uniquely American art form.


Mayer Administration Building, ASU Auditorium

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Department of Visual and Performing Arts