Community invited for an evening of jazz with the MVNU Jazz Band
November 28, 2011
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio -- The Mount Vernon Nazarene University Music Department will present an evening of jazz on Monday, November 28, at 7:30 p.m., in the Prince Student Union. The community is invited to attend this free casual event.
The MVNU Jazz Band, under the direction of Rick Brunetto, will perform music featuring the "Big Band Sound" with selections from the '40s to contemporary styles. Vocalists Andrew Pugh, Danielle Rebon, Owen Boyd, and Sarah Hargett will be featured on "Beyond the Sea," "The Very Thought of You," "It Had to Be You," and "Someone to Watch Over Me," respectively. Trombonist Michael Weaver will play Henry Mancini's "Slow Hot Wind," and saxophonist Mark Rednour will be featured on "Quiet Nights." The band will also perform the '70s rock hit "Vehicle."
The MVNU Jazz Band is an 18-piece big band that presents the music of the 30's swing era and big band tradition as well as more contemporary sounds of today. It is one of seven instrumental ensembles at MVNU. They perform their own fall and spring concerts and join with the other ensembles in various events including the annual May gazebo concert. Members represent a variety of academic majors and denominational backgrounds. Director Rick Brunetto is also well known to central Ohio audiences as the leader of the Rick Brunetto Big Band in Columbus that performs frequently throughout the area.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. With a 400-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several additional Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,600 students from 26 states and seven countries/U.S. territories.