Sheridan, WYO (October 26, 2017) –  The Whitney Center for the Arts begins November with concerts by the Sheridan College Jazztet and Jazz Ensemble on November 2nd and the Sheridan College Symphonic Band on November 9th, both at 7 p.m.

The Sheridan College Jazztet will perform Blues in the Closet (Oscar Pettiford), Contemplation (McCoy Tyner), and Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Joe Zawinul).  The Jazz Ensemble will perform Mr. Timmons (Gene Thorne), Attitude Adjustment (Rich Woolworth), Pescdos Frescos (Armando Rivira), Europa (Carlos Santana & Tom Coster), and Things Ain’t What They Used to be (Duke Ellington).  The performance will feature solos by Landon Alsup, Tim Doolin, Bhadshah Khan, Titus Brown, Erin Knutson, Sydnea Lopez, Juli Jarvis, Michael Cossel, and Shane Carey.

The Sheridan College Symphonic Band will present Caesar Giovanninni’s “Overture in B-flat,” Norman Dello Joio’s “Scenes from the Louvre,” Henry Fillmore’s “His Honor,” Eric Whitacre’s “October,” an original composition by Sheridan College’s own Eric Richard entitled “From Dust into Dawn,” and an arrangement by Eric Richards of “God Bless America,” that features vocal soloist, Mary Jo Johnson.

Dr. Eric Richards is the Director of Bands and Jazz Studies at Sheridan College where he serves as Music Director of the Sheridan College Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, and works with his faculty colleagues to develop program initiatives in recruiting, outreach, and curriculum development.  Dr. Richards previously held the position of tenured Associate Professor of Composition and Jazz Studies in the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

These concerts are free and open to the public. More information can be found at WhitneyArts.org

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