Jazz Ensembles Spring Showcase

CWRU Jazz, MPAC (10.11.15)
Thursday, March 2, 2023

7:30 PM
Florence Harkness Memorial Chapel
Free and open to the public; no tickets required. 
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Event Details/Summary

CWRU Jazz Ensembles I and II will play classic jazz repertoire and original compositions.

Paul Ferguson, Director: Senior Instructor Paul Ferguson has taught jazz at CWRU since 1988. He is the Artistic Director of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and trombonist and arranger for the Cleveland Pops. Considered one of the leading jazz composers of his generation, his music has been performed and recorded internationally. In recent years he has given master classes in Italy, Spain, and Scotland. He is an avid golfer and has hiked various portions of the Appalachian Trail.

About the Bands: The Case Western Reserve University Jazz Ensembles follow standard big-band instrumentation, and play both traditional and modern jazz repertoire, with an emphasis on individual improvisation. Membership is open to all students for both Jazz I and Jazz II, but an audition is required for placement into Jazz I.


Be Thou My Vision Traditional Irish Hymn, Arr. Paul Ferguson

Maris Usis, Piano

Pavane Gabriel Fauré, Arr. Regina Carter

Jerry Zhang, Flute
Darg Boni, Vibraphone
Es Lauterbach, Piano

Dreamsville Paul Ferguson

Maris Usis, Piano

Village Trumpets Richard Barth, Arr. Paul Ferguson

Adam Brooks, Trumpet

The Peacocks Jimmy Rowles, Arr. Bill Holman

Samuel Stawovy, Baritone Saxophone

Encounter Paul Ferguson

Abigail Morse, Tenor Saxophone

Any Dude’ll Do Bill Holman

Matthew Smutny, Baritone Saxophone

Stolen Moments Oliver Nelson

Noah Clayton, Alto Saxophone

Yearnin’ Oliver Nelson

Jesse Silverberg

Bossa Chick Corea

Marie Pugliese, Piano

The Sweet Home Suite Weillin Feng

Noah Clayton, Alto Saxophone
Jesse Silverberg, Piano
Adam Brooks, Trumpet
Ben Stites, Drums

Walk Forth Paul Ferguson

Miles Miller, Tenor Saxophone
Weillin Feng, Trombone

CWRU Music Concert Series

This performance is part of the CWRU Music Concert Series. These events are free and open to the public. Can't be with us in person? No problem! View the livestream channel below on concert day. 

Live Stream in Harkness Chapel

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