In celebration of African American History Month, the Jazz Ensemble will be performing compositions by bassist Charles Mingus on Sunday, February 18, at 3 p.m., in Mago Hunt Center Recital Hall. During the ’50s and ’60s, Mingus’ recordings were considered some of the strongest protest music of the Civil Rights Movement. His music encompasses the entirety of jazz from New Orleans, to bebop, to avant-garde, and his virtuosic playing paved the way for modern jazz bassists.
In a preview of their upcoming PDX Jazz Festival performance, UP’s Jazz Octet will present a selection of music by Canadian/British composer Kenny Wheeler, arranged by director Matthew Postle. The concert is free and open to all.
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