N.C. A&T’s Jazz Ensemble Presents Spring Concert Featuring Tunes from Miles Davis

By Markita C. Rowe / 04/09/2024 College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (April 9, 2024) – The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Jazz Ensemble will host its annual spring concert featuring the timeless tunes of the “Cool Jazz” era. The musical pieces will take inspiration from the nonet album “Birth of the Cool” by late American jazz trumpeter and bandleader Miles Davis.

The concert will take place Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in Harrison Auditorium, 1009 Bluford St.

Jonovan Cooper, DMA, teaching assistant professor and director of the University Jazz Ensemble, expressed enthusiasm for the concert’s unique blend of instrumentation and repertoire.

“We want to captivate audiences with a diverse array of instruments, including violin, French horn, tuba, flute, vibraphone and the steel drum,” said Cooper.

In addition to the University Jazz Ensemble, the concert will spotlight performances by the vocal and faculty Jazz ensembles, offering a mix of jazz, neo soul, original compositions and favorite standards.

The N.C. A&T Jazz Ensemble has earned a reputation for excellence, performing at various venues across the state and nation throughout the school year.

The concert is free and open to the public, inviting jazz enthusiasts and music lovers alike to experience the talent and innovation of A&T's jazz musicians.

“We invite the community to join us as we celebrate the growth and artistry of our students over the past three years,” said Cooper. “Your support helps us continue to cultivate musical excellence at A&T and prepare our students for success in the music industry.”

For more information about the concert or the N.C. A&T Jazz Ensemble, contact Cooper at jtcooper1@ncat.edu or 336-285-2020.

Media Contact Information: mcrowe@ncat.edu

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