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UW Jazz Ensemble, Combos to Perform Oct. 28

October 27, 2021

The University of Wyoming Department of Music’s Jazz Studies program will present the Jazz Ensemble II and Jazz Combos fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

Tickets are $10 for the public; $7 for senior citizens; $6 for students not attending UW; and free to UW students with a “W” number. To purchase tickets, visit the Performing Arts box office, call (307) 766-6666 or go online at The concert also will livestream at

Jazz Combo III will perform “Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise” by Sigmund Romberg; “Road Song” by Wes Montgomery; and “Tenor Madness” by Sonny Rollins.

Jazz Combo II will perform “Mr. Kenyatta” by Jackson Chitwood; “Stolen Moments” by Oliver Nelson; and Montgomery’s “Cariba.”

Jazz Combo I will perform “J.D. Blues” by Chitwood; “Promise” by Micah Miller; “idk yet” by Louis Potvin; and “Passion Dance” by McCoy Tyner, arranged by Michael Johnston.

Jazz Ensemble II will present a program featuring “Hayburner” by Sammy Nestico; “Someone to Watch Over Me” by George Gershwin, arranged by Roger Holmes; “Straight No Chaser” by Thelonious Monk, arranged by Mark Taylor; “Manteca” by Dizzy Gillespie, arranged by Dallas Burke; and “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” by Duke Ellington, arranged by Taylor.

Jazz Ensemble II and the Jazz Combos are directed by Tom Amend, Chitwood, Ryan Fourt and Johnston.

For more information, call Kathy Kirkaldie, UW Fine Arts coordinator, at (307) 766-2160 or email

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