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CU Jazz Band will perform with the CU Chamber Percussion Ensemble

Nov. 1, 2013
For Immediate Release

By Samantha Stevenson, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.—The Campbellsville University Jazz Band will be presenting a concert in conjunction with the CU Chamber Percussion Ensemble at CU’s weekly chapel service Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 401 Hoskins Ave., and on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at 8 p.m. in The Gheens Recital Hall, 210 University Drive, Campbellsville.

The jazz ensemble will play a variety of styles including classic big band, shuffle, rock and cha-cha. Under the direction of Jennifer Tinnell, director of bands and instructor in music, the band will be presenting original charts as well as some well-known favorites made famous by Benny Goodman and Doc Severinsen along with a tribute to Star Wars.

“Regardless of what is programmed, there is usually something enjoyable for everyone,” Tinnell said.

“The concerts are very energetic and are quite suitable for audiences of all ages. The added element of the chamber percussion ensemble is unique and provides entertaining moments from a variety of percussion instruments that may not be seen regularly in the jazz genre,” she said.

The following students are members of the CU Jazz Orchestra:

Saxophones — Daniel Beams of Campbellsville, Ky.; Jenna Embry of Caneyville, Ky.; Haley Probus of Lebanon, Ky.; Ashly Lyvers of Bardstown, Ky.;

Trumpets: Blake Herron of Campbellsville, Ky.; Damon King of Bardstown, Ky.; Saori Kataoka of Toshuhima, Japan; Joshua Fowler of Munfordville, Ky.; Benjamin Gaona of Springfield, Ky.;

Trombones: Jeremy Bell of Harlan, Ky.; Daniel Stapp of Russell Springs, Ky.; Kyle Arnett of Tompkinsville, Ky.; Tyler Bland of Campbellsville, Ky.;

Leo Barros of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, guitar; Andrey Junca of Victoria, Brazil, bass; Danielle Batista of Recife, Brazil, piano; Michael Mather of Elizabethtown, Ky., percussion; Fern Thomas of Madisonville, Ky., vocalist.

CU faculty member Denis Santos of Fortaleza, Brazil, will play the trumpet.

Members of the Chamber Percussion Ensemble are:

Alex Bradley of Munfordville, Ky.; Michael Mather of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Caylyn Morris of Springfield, Ky.; Penny Duke of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Jordan Hines of Hartford, Ky.; and Cory Barnes of Rineyville, Ky.

The Chamber Percussion Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Chad Floyd. Music pieces were selected from Fabricco by Mathias Reumert, and Coffee Break by Mark Ford.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is