People Are Talking: UMS presents Ahmad Jamal at Hill Auditorium
Posted: 9/17/11 -- 12:00 am
by Mark Jacobson
Stage at Hill Auditorium on Saturday.
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BONUS: We’re giving away NEA Jazz Masters companion books to discussion participants. An audio CD of NEA-produced Jazz Moments, radio shorts of interviews with NEA Jazz Masters is included!
This performance was funded in part by NEA Jazz Masters Live, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest that celebrates the living legends who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz. Through the grant program, UMS was able to commission Ellen Rowe, a jazz pianist and Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation at the UM School of Music, Theatre & Dance, to write a new suite arranging three of Jamal’s works for big band orchestra. This new arrangement will introduce Jamal’s music into the high school and college/university big band repertoire, thus greatly widening the scope of potential audiences for his music and strengthening his legacy.
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An Evening with Ahmad Jamal
Saturday, September 17, 2011
1. Appreciation by Johnny Pate
2. The Aftermath by Ahmad Jamal
3. After JALC by Ahmad Jamal
4. Papillon by Ahmad Jamal
5. (Medley) Wild Is The Wind by Ned Washington & Dimitri Tiomkine / Sing by Joe Raposo
6. The Awakening by Ahmad Jamal
7. Bellows by Ahmad Jamal
8. Poinciana by Buddy Bernier & Nat Simon
9. Like Someone in Love by Jimmy Van Heusen
Fitnah by Ahmad Jamal
Mark Jacobson has been a staff member of the UMS Programming Department since 1998.