PC Jazz Band Concert Tuesday April 25

April 24, 2023

We bring More Than Jazz this Tuesday! The up-beat blues of Don’t Let Up, the rock and jazz fusion of Peter Gunn, the swing of My Baby Just Cares
for Me
and Fly Me to the Moon, the modal jazz of So What, the bossa nova of Garota de Ipanema, the broken-four intertwined with swing of Yes or No, the classic Blue Skies, Beatles’ Norwegian Wood, and a bebop with a rumba flair found in My Little Suede Shoes.

What do these multiple styles have in common? Improvisation!
This performance brings a great deal of improvised sections. Since the beginning of the PC Jazz Band—only little more than a year ago—our musicians have been taking bolder steps towards this singular form of musical art. Improvisation can be nerve-racking for musicians because the results are not totally predictable. Training, knowledge, and skills help and support a good improvisation but do not determine its outcome. Nevertheless, such unpredictability adds
an extra dose of adrenaline and excitement during the performances and it can be felt by musicians and listeners alike.
We hope you enjoy the expansion of our improvisational boundaries and the exploration of styles that are More Than Jazz!
The concert is Tuesday, April 25 – 7:30 pm at  Belk Auditorium on PC’s Campus in Clinton. It’s free and open to the public.