SUU Jazz Festival Presents Charged Particles with Tod Dickow

Published: February 16, 2022 |
Author: Ashley H. Palmer |
Category: Arts

The Music Department at Southern Utah University hosts their 8th Annual High School Jazz Festival Concert featuring the jazz band Charged Particles with Tod Dickow and SUUs Jazz Set 1. The concert will take place on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at the Théâtre du Center du patrimoine. This concert is free and open to the public.

Dr. Adam Lambert, Director of Bands at SUU, shares, “This is our 8th annual High School Jazz Festival, featuring performances by jazz bands from six Utah high schools throughout the day. Additionally, we will be hosting an evening concert featuring SUU Jazz Set 1 with the jazz band, Charged particles. Southern Utah University’s jazz field has grown to include three jazz ensembles in recent years. The best jazz band, Jazz 1 will not only be featured at our festival evening concert, but will perform at the Greeley Jazz Festival in Colorado in late April. It was exciting to see the growth and maturity of jazz performance at SUU! »

The SUU Jazz Festival will continue its unique format with the goal of helping high schools prepare for jazz events in their area. Schools will have three separate clinics on each board in their set list: Swing, Ballad, 3rd air. In addition, each group will present their entire set for the refereeing.

Charged particles features three of the country’s virtuosos doing just that in the arena of acoustic and electric jazz. Murray Low is a keyboard wizard with dazzling Latin jazz technique and imaginative improvisational skills. Aaron Germain is an inventive and sophisticated acoustic and electric bassist. With the fiery drummer Jon Krosnick, these musicians create today one of the most electrifying jazz in the country.

The trio’s funky Latin jazz repertoire, blending elements of classical music, blends intricate orchestration with freewheeling improvisation. The band brings a similar approach to playing their own arrangements of jazz standards, each played with a new twist. Another exciting project is a celebration of the music of great tenor saxophone Michael Brecker, with Bay Area tenor saxophonist Tod Dickow. The band brought Brecker’s music and spirit to life.

Feel the influence of jazz at 8th Annual High School Jazz Festival Concert featuring the jazz band Charged Particles with Tod Dickow and SUUs Jazz Set 1 Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at the Théâtre du Center du patrimoine. For more information about arts events at SUU, please visit www.suu.edu/arts.

About the College of Performing and Visual Arts

The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University includes 26 academic programs, including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM, BMEd) degrees in art, design, dance, music, and theater . It includes graduate programs in the fields of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). Over 60 full-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 900 College majors. CPVA presents more than 100 performances, lectures, presentations and exhibitions each year and is affiliated with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), the Utah Shakespeare Festival and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theater (NAST) making SUU the first public university in the state of Utah to be accredited by all four associations. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit www.suu.edu/pva.


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