Wyoming Jazz Ensemble Concert Features Noted Jazz Artists

February 13, 2008

The Wyoming Jazz Ensemble will present "Jazz Double-Header," a concert featuring jazz artists Denis DiBlasio on saxophone and John Fedchock on trombone, Friday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium at the University of Wyoming.

Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased by calling the UW Fine Arts Box Office at (307) 766-6666 or by visiting www.uwyo.edu/finearts.

The performance, directed by J. Scott Turpen, director of jazz studies at UW, will feature music by both guest artists, as well as other jazz standards. The concert is in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Festival of Winds.

DiBlasio is an accomplished baritone saxophonist, flutist, and vocalist who has performed with and served as musical director for the Maynard Ferguson Band. DiBlasio is now the director of jazz studies at Rowan University.

Fedchock, a former member of the Woody Herman Thundering Herd, is an active New York City trombonist and arranger. He also directs the acclaimed John Fedchock New York Big Band.

"It is a rare treat to have two jazz musicians of this caliber in Wyoming," says Turpen. "The Wyoming Jazz Ensemble, Wyoming's premier big band, is excited to have the opportunity to perform with these artists. It will be a great show!"

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