All Jazzed up

The CSC Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz ensembles both put on performances Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Memorial Hall Auditorium.

The members in Vocal Jazz include: Patrick Cassidy, senior of Scottsbluff; Donica Enevoldsen senior of Potter; Leslie Hopton, senior of Sundance, Wyoming; Ashley Jackson, freshman of Mitchell; Katelyn Lambert, junior of Scottsbluff; Jarrod Paul, sophomore of Gordon and Jedd Raymond, senior of Alliance. 

During the performance, Kyle Kuxhausen, senior of Mitchell, played drums, Jacob Voorhis, senior of Fort Valley, Virginia, played bass and Bobby Pace, accompanist, played piano. The CSC Vocal Jazz performance was directed by Dr. Joel Schrueder.

Vocal Jazz kicked off their performance with “Like Someone in Love,” which was written by Jimmy Van Heusen and arranged by April Ibrabian-Tini. “Stolen Moments,” which was written by Oliver Nelson and arranged by Randy Crenshaw, was performed featuring Lambert, Raymond, Cassidy and Hopton with scat solos. “For All We Know,” written by J. Fred Coots and arranged by Darmon Meader, followed “Stolen Moments.”

Schreuder performed a solo in “How Sweet it Is,” which was written by Holland, Dozier & Holland and arranged by Jeremy Fox.

Hopton performed a solo in the final song, “With a Song in My Heart,” which was written by Rodgers and Hart and arranged by Dave Barduhn.

Saxophone performers for Jazz Band included Jedd Raymond as an alto; Kaylee Garvin, sophomore of Crawford, as an alto; Amber Stumpff, freshman of Imperial, doubled as an alto and clarinetist; Bryony Trump, senior of Sterling, Colorado, doubled as a tenor and clarinetist; Samuel Meisner, freshman of Rapid City, South Dakota, as an alto and Michelle Nett, freshman of Cheyenne, Wyoming, as a baritone.

Trumpet performers included Aydin Mack, junior of Whitewood, South Dakota; Gabe Ramos, freshman of Chadron; James Larson, freshman of Hill City, South Dakota and Tyler Girard, freshman of Alliance.

Trombone performers included Allen Kissack, senior of Chadron; Andrew Hultquist, sophomore of Heartwell and Megan Anderson, senior of Hill City, South Dakota.

Rhythm included Will Reiter, sophomore of Bellwood, on piano; Patrick Cassidy on guitar; Jacob Voorhis on bass; Ian Meng, freshman of Gordon, on bass; Jack Royals, senior of Rapid City, South Dakota, in percussion and Kyle Kuxhausen in percussion. 

Following the Vocal Jazz performance, Jazz Band started off their portion of the concert with “Switch in Time” by Sammy Nestico, which featured Kissack, Reiter and Royals. 

“It should be a special night to show the people of Chadron what we have been working so hard on all year,” Kissack said.

“Harlem Airshaft,” which was written by Duke Ellington and transcribed by David Berger, was the next song performed, featuring solos by Kissack, Mack, Trump and Ramos.

Trump performed a clarinet solo in the song “Moonlight Serenade,” which was written by Glenn Miller and Mitchell Parish.

“In the Mood” followed “Moonlight Serenade” and was written by Joe Garland. This performance featured solos by Raymond, Trump, Meisner and Ramos.

A guest vocal performance by Schreuder was included in “Daydream,” which was written by Duke Ellington and arranged by Lennie Niehaus.

“As of Now” was written by Steve Owen and held performances by Voorhis and Kissack.

“Some Skunk Funk” followed, featuring Raymond, Mack, Kissack, Cassidy, Voorhis and Kuxhausen. “Some Skunk Funk” was written by Randy Brecker.

The final song performed was “Stan’s Plan.” This was written by Paul Baker and held solos by Cassidy, Raymond and Royals.

The CSC Jazz Band was directed by Dr. Michael Stephens.

“It was a special night for both the vocal and jazz band,” Kissack said. 

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