Campbellsville University Jazz Ensemble Announces Fall Tour Across Kentucky

Home concert will be Thursday, Nov. 15, at 8:30 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel

By Ashley Sidebottom, staff writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The Campbellsville University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Jennifer Tinnell will kick off their annual fall tour Monday, Nov. 12, with performances scheduled at numerous high schools across the Commonwealth.

The Jazz Ensemble will visit Glasgow High School and Allen County-Scottsville High School on Monday, Nov. 12; Ohio County High School in Hartford, Ky., and Daviess County High School in Owensboro, Ky., on Tuesday, Nov. 13; Central Hardin High School in Elizabethtown, Ky., and Hart County High School in Munfordville, Ky., on Wednesday, Nov. 14; and North Hardin High School in Radcliff, Ky., on Thursday, Nov. 15.

The group will return to Campbellsville after their performance at North Hardin High School, and will present a home concert at 8:30 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel on the university’s campus.

The Jazz Ensemble will perform a variety of tunes, including: “Heatseeker” by Larry Barton, “When the Saints Go Marchin’ In” by Dave Wolpe, “Just the Way You Are” by Billy Joel, “A Salute to Benny Goodman” by Jeff Hest, “Weekend in Monacco” by Russ Freeman, “Jump, Jive & Wail” by Louis Prima, “Brick House” by The Commodores, and “The Bari Thought of You,” a baritone sax feature by Peter Blair.

The Campbellsville University Percussion Ensemble will make a special appearance during the Jazz Ensemble tour, performing several entertaining percussion pieces.

Members of the Jazz Ensemble include: Alto Saxophone – Tonya Hoagland and Chris Malcolmson, both of Campbellsville, and Kristen Yeager of Mt. Washington, Ky.; Tenor Saxophone – Austin Gilliat and Daniel Motley, both of Scottsville; Baritone Saxophone – Heather Campbell of Graysville, Pa.;

Trumpet – Matt Bristow of Owensboro, Cameron Raulston of LaGrange, Ky., Brian Riggs of Lawrenceburg, Ky., and Bradley Whitehead of Russell Springs, Ky.; Trombone – Warren Akers of Campbellsville, Chris Taylor of Hanson, Ky., Jason Tiller of Russell Springs, and Jesse West of Monticello, Ky.;

Drums – Nathan Wilkerson of Munfordville; Piano – Matt Hodge of Louisville, Ky.; Electric Guitar – Ricky Gunter of Albany, Ky.; Bass – Jon Chaudoin of Louisville.
The percussion ensemble is directed by C. Chad Floyd and includes Corey Barnes of Elizabethtown, Daniel Druen of Munfordville, Mary Gray of Owensboro, Kevin Riggs of Lawrenceburg, and Nathan Wilkerson.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,405 students who represent 98 Kentucky counties, 25 states and 29 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2008 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South and eighth in the South for “Great Schools, Great Prices.” CU has been ranked 15 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his ninth year as president.

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