Centre Dimensions to perform May 1

The final Penn State Centre Dimensions Jazz Ensemble concert of the 2013-14 year occurs at 8 p.m. May 1, in Esber Recital Hall on the University Park campus of Penn State. The performance will feature graduating members Kate Anderson, Donté Ford, Sam Hepplemann, Jaren Angud, and David Kraus in a program including Bob Brookmeyer's arrangement of Skylark, (originally composed by Hoagy Carmichael), Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Lady, Dew and Mud" by Ray Brown, "Standing Up In a Hammock" by Bill Potts and Don Menza's "Back Home." Centre Dimensions is directed by Dan Yoder. Tickets are $4.99/general and $2/student (available at the door).

Also featured on the concert are selections performed by the "Cuba Spectacular" ensemble which will leave on May 2 for a 10-day trip to Cuba.

Centre Dimensions, the premier 20-piece jazz ensemble at Penn State, performs frequently on campus and tours throughout Pennsylvania and the East. In addition, Centre Dimensions performs and works with several internationally known artists each year. Previous guests have included Phil Woods (sax), Cyrus Chesnut (piano), Bob Mintzer (sax), Wycliffe Gordon (trombone), George Rabbai (trumpet, vocals), Frank Morgan (sax), Lynn Seaton (bass), and John Riley (drums). They perform a challenging repertoire of modern and classic jazz, as well as originals written by the director. This highly selective ensemble is open by audition to undergraduate and graduate students in all majors.

Last Updated April 22, 2014