The evening will include with the night’s title song Big Swing Face in an orchestration that was originally performed by the Buddy Rich Big Band. Other selections come from America’s great jazz catalogue. Molasses which uses the Woody Herman Thundering Herd arrangement, Afternoon by Pat Metheny, High Maintenance with an orchestration by Gordon Goodwin and the Big Phat Band, It’s Raggy Waltz by Dave Brubeck, Hullabaloo by Alan Blaylock, Cubano Chant by Ray Bryant, Smack Dam in the Middle using the arrangements of the Count Basie Big Band, and Follow the Leader by Fred Sturm.
Dr. Thomas Herb is an instrumental music education specialist with 15 years of experience. He has taught and conducted instrumental ensembles, as well as overseen full instrumental programs in high school and collegiate settings. Additionally, Dr. Herb has led music teacher preparation programs for over 5 years. As a saxophonist, Dr. Herb is in demand in both classical and jazz settings. As a well-rounded saxophonist, Dr. Herb can perform equally well in classical and jazz idioms. He has performed regularly with the Mississippi Valley Saxophone Quartet, the Illinois Missouri Swing Machine, and the Keokuk Big River Jazz Band. His additional notable performances include solos and section work with the Quincy Symphony. Other performances include the Quincy Sunday Music Series, the California Wind Orchestra, and the Consumnes River Jazz Band.
Experience the energetic sounds of SUU’s Jazz Band by attending their performance. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.