Armstrong Jazz Ensemble
Armstrong Jazz Ensemble

When:November 15th, 7:30 p.m.
Where:Fine Arts Auditorium
Admission:$6 general admission; Armstrong free w/PirateCard

About this event:
Armstrong's Jazz Ensemble performs under the direction of Randall Reese, Armstrong's director of jazz studies. The ensemble opens its program with Basically Blues by Phil Watson, Rhyme by David Springfield, I Remember Clifford by Benny Golosn and arranged by Sammy Nestico and Potato Blues by Matt Harris.

Atlanta saxophonist Sam Skelton headlines the concert as featured soloist in classics Someone To Watch Over Me by George Gershwin and arranged Bob Washut, I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart by Duke Ellington and arranged Benny Carter and Caravan by Juan Tizol, arranged by David Springfield.

A native of Conyers, Georgia, Sam Skelton has been active on the Atlanta music scene for well over two decades. Skelton has performed and/or soloed with The London Symphony Orchestra, The Atlanta Symphony, The Atlanta Pops and The Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. World Premiers include James Oliverio’s Children of A Common Mother, Lee Johnson’s Ora Pro Mi: Concerto for Winds Soloist, and Seaside Symphony. He also played the premier recording of Ora Pro Mi and Seaside Symphony with the London Symphony Orchestra. As a sideman on over 160 compact discs, Skelton remains very active in the studio and can be heard on recordings by such artists as: Elton John, Matchbox 20, The Gap Band, and The Ohio Players. Television and radio jingles include The Georgia Lottery, The Weather Channel, The Travel Channel, Ford, Subway, The Cartoon Network, CNN, Popeye’s, Papa John’s, and Turner South. Television appearances include In the Heat of the Night, Savannah, and Sinbad’s Summer Jam II on HBO.

The concert is at 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium.

general admission: Only $6.
Armstrong faculty/staff/students admitted free upon presentation of valid Pirate Card.

Call 912.344.2556 weekdays, for additional ticketing, concert or music program information.