The Lenfest Center for the Arts
FALL UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE + VOSBEIN MAGEE BIG BAND
UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE + VOSBEIN MAGEE BIG BAND
Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 8 p.m.
Wilson Concert Hall/Lenfest Center
No tickets are required.
• Performance will be streamed.
The University Jazz Ensemble welcomes the Vosbein Magee Big Band once again to share in their fall showcase. This traditional pairing of bands is a highlight for the student and professional musicians alike.
Kicking off the show, the University Jazz Ensemble's artistry will be on full display, as they explore intricate ensemble work and inventive improvisations. Expect a variety of styles to be presented, but through it all, the core sound of the band is hard swinging big band jazz.
After intermission the Vosbein Magee Big Band will present a set primarily written and arranged by band members, including several pieces created specifically for this performance. Formed by composer Terry Vosbein and trumpet virtuoso Chris Magee in 2015, the band is comprised of top-notch regional musicians who are all masters of their craft. They entertain audiences annually at summer festivals and on the WLU stage, where they recorded their debut album in 2019.