Published on April 21st, 2015 | by Nature Humphries0
The Mississippians Jazz Ensemble with the Collegians – Nutt Auditorium 4/21
The Mississippians Jazz Ensemble is an 18-piece big band under the direction of Dr. Michael Worthy. Members of the band are University of Mississippi undergraduate and graduate students majoring in music and other academic disciplines. Students enroll for academic credit and meet for three fifty-minute rehearsals per week on MWF at 12:00. The band performs on campus several times throughout the year and recently performed at the 2012 Jazz Education Network National Conference in Louisville, KY. Recent guest artists and clinicians include Jeff Coffin & The Mu’tet, Roy “Futureman” Wooten, Mark Taylor, Jim Snidero, Marcus Printup, Elliot Mason, and Ali Jackson.
The Collegians Jazz Ensemble offers students the opportunity to learn the various styles that are common in big band performance, including swing, latin, rock and funk. The Collegians perform a concert each semester.
Admission: $10, $8 Students, and $5 Children