UF Bands Getting Jazzy with it
“All That Jazz” is the theme of The University of Findlay Concert Bands’ upcoming Pops Concert, to be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8 in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium.
Kelly Hill-Kretzer, flute instructor at the University, will be the featured guest soloist. She will perform with the wind ensemble and symphonic band in movements from the Claude Bolling “Baroque ‘n Blue” suite for flute and jazz rhythm section. She’ll also appear in the premier performance of two movements from that suite that have been arranged for concert band by Director Jack Taylor, professor of music and band director at UF.
Along with the band, Hill-Kretzer will be accompanied by the Jack Taylor Quartet, a professional jazz rhythm section from the Toledo area whose members also play in the Toledo Jazz Orchestra.
Other jazz selections will include “It Had to be Tonight” by Michael Brown, “Dixieland on Stage” by Bob Lowden and “Salute to American Jazz” by Sammy Nestico.
Also at the concert, 19 senior band members will be recognizing faculty or staff members who have been most influential during their time at the University. This ceremony will be held during intermission.
Admission to the concert is free but tickets are required. They may be picked up at the door or reserved in advance by contacting the University’s Box Office at (419) 434-5335.