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Charlottetown Jazz Ensemble at UPEI

The 18-member Charlottetown Jazz Ensemble will bring its big-band mix of contemporary and classic jazz to UPEI’s Steel Recital Hall on April 26 in a concert presented by the UPEI Music Department. Since 1996 the Charlottetown Jazz Ensemble (CJE) has been PEI’s only community big band with personnel comprised mostly of current or former UPEI graduates. Current band members are thrilled to be able to perform under the auspices and on the campus of their alma mater. Among the dozen tunes to be presented, the concert will feature several premieres including an arrangement of Gershwin’s “But Not For Me” by CJE lead alto Dan Rowswell. There will also be a first-ever Island performance of “Persevere,” a rockin’ chart by the late Frank Mantooth, during which CJE guitar soloist Perry Williams will be turning the distortion wa-a-ay up. In another first, the band will dip into the vault of the Maynard Ferguson big band for a window-shattering cover of Janis Joplin’s hit, “Move Over.” Admission will be at the door with music starting at 7:30 pm.

Details

Date
April 26
Time
7:30 pm
Event Category
Tickets:
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Venue

UPEI
550 University Ave
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3 Canada

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