University Jazz Ensemble + Vosbein Magee Big Band

University Jazz Ensemble + Vosbein Magee Big Band

Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 8 p.m.
Lenfest Center/Wilson Concert Hall

No tickets are required.
• Performance will be streamed.

The annual fall concert is the first extended showcase of the University Jazz Ensemble for the concert season, featuring a wide variety of styles, all fine-tuned to shine a spotlight on the talented student musicians.

Standards from the big band era and contemporary sounds are mixed and matched, as soloists weave their magic from the front of the stage.

A professional big band in residence at W&L for the past seven years, the Vosbein Magee Big Band features the area's best jazz musicians playing music that you can't hear anywhere else. Composer/arranger Terry Vosbein and trumpeter Chris Magee had been collaborating for many years when, in the summer of 2015, they formed VMBB. Four years later the band released their first CD "Come and Get It!"

After intermission, VMBB takes the stage, offering up a menu of new music and delectable soloists. A highlight of this annual event features senior members of UJE taking the stage with the seasoned pros for a rousing number that always seems to bring the house down.