Jazz Ensemble Concert: El Mambo!
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 “El Mambo!” concert will include jazz standards, mambos and the World Premiere of “El Mambo!” by Christina Hawkins.
The musical program for the concert will feature:
- “El Mambo!”
- “The Credits Roll”
- “Groovin’ Hard”
- “Norwegian Wood”
- “Groove Merchant”
About The Big Band
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.