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Jazz Band plans ‘phat’ party

By Dave Jones on May 4, 2007 in University

The UC Davis Jazz Band, aka the Wednesday Night Big Band, plans to round out the year in “phat” style, with a Phat Band Jazz Party. The concert is set for 8 p.m. May 9 in the Wyatt Pavilion Theatre. The Synechtoche Sextet will open the show, according to a music department news release.
The program features the music of Grammy-winning composer-arranger Gordon Goodwin. The news release states: “The music is a powerful, hot, contemporary big band mix of jazz, blues, funk and rock, full of twists and surprises: from a swinging rendition of Bach’s Two-Part Invention in D Minor to the Afro-Cuban grooves of Mueva los Huesos, from the dark and mysterious Whodunnit? to the hard-driving beats of The Jazz Police.”
Also on the music department calendar: a concert by the Early Music Ensemble, 8 p.m. May 13, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorne Lane, Davis. The program was not available.

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