CU Jazz Ensemble To Perform April 9

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University’s Jazz Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in The Gheens Recital Hall in the Gosser Fine Arts Center at 210 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky.

The program will feature a variety of “great stylings from some of the most well-known jazz artists of all times,” according to Jennifer L. Tinnell, director of bands and instructor in music, who is the ensemble’s director.

Music of Glenn Miller, Maynerd Ferguson and Louie Bellson will be featured as well as some vocal charts by Norah Jones and Duke Ellington.

The vocalist for the jazz ensemble is Chanelle Gardner of Campbellsville.

“You don’t want to miss this program,” Tinnell said. “There is something in it for everyone, and you will not be disappointed. So, come on out, bring a friend and enjoy the sounds of jazz.”

The CU Jazz Ensemble is composed of the following: alto saxophone – Aaron Hutchinson of Dry Ridge, Ky.; and Carolyn Bedford of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; tenor saxophone – Austin Gilliatt and Daniel Motley, both of Scottsville, Ky.; bari saxophone – Tonya Hoagland of Campbellsville;

Trombone – Warren Akers of Campbellsville; Stephen Coates of Leitchfield, Ky.; J.D. Ragland of Munfordville, Ky., and Jason Tiller of Russell Springs, Ky.;

Trumpets – Tim Howe of Dry Ridge, Ky.; Brian Riggs of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; and Bradley Whitehouse of Russell Springs, Ky.;

Drums – Nathan Wilkerson of Munfordville, Ky.; guitar – Ricky Gunter of Albany; bass – Matt Cowherd of Campbellsville; piano – Matt Hodge of Louisville, Ky., and vocalist — Chanelle Gardner of Campbellsville.

For more information, contact the School of Music at (270) 789-5237 or e-mail

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 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 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 tenth year as president.

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