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Jazz Ensembles Concert: Jazz Ahead of its Time

    • Griffin Concert Hall, UCA

      Throughout the history and development of Jazz as an art form, there have been musicians and composers that were ahead of their time, creating music unlike any that had come before. Sometimes entire new genres sprang from these firebrands—sometimes their music laid subtle foreshadowing for something that wouldn't be fully realized for decades. Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Wil Swindler, celebrates music from various stylistic periods of jazz that, whenever it came to be, was truly ahead of its time. Jazz Ensemble II is directed by Shilo Stroman.