Jazz Night celebrates moon landing anniversary
The Casper College Jazz Ensemble and the Casper College Contemporary Singers will honor the 50th anniversary of the moon landing during Jazz Night Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Wheeler Concert Hall. Jazz Night is free and open to the public.
This year’s concert, titled “Experiments in Jazz,” will feature “ … music that was once considered experimental but is now mainstream and will also help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing,” said Joshua R. Mietz, DMA, music instructor.
The concert will feature well-known moon-themed works, including Frank Sinatra and County Basie’s “Fly Me to the Moon,” Miles Davis’ “Moon Dreams,” Rodgers and Hart’s “Blue Moon,” and John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” among others. “In a fun way, we hope that this concert will demonstrate that science and music can go hand in hand,” Mietz said.
The Casper College Jazz Ensemble is directed by Mietz, and the Casper College Contemporary Singers is directed by Zachary Vreeman, DMA, choral instructor.
Both the Casper College Jazz Ensemble and the Casper College Contemporary Singers are open to anyone in the community. For more information, contact Mietz at email@example.com or Vreeman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wheeler Concert Hall is located in the Music Building on the Casper College campus.
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