SFA Jazz Doctors, Swingin’ Aces to present concert

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Jazz Doctors of Stephen F. Austin State University will join The Swingin’ Aces jazz band for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building, on the SFA campus.

The concert will open with The Swingin’ Aces, directed by Jake Walburn, performing some jazz standards from the Count Basie Library, such as “April in Paris” and “88 Basie Street.” The Aces will also perform an arrangement by SFA senior Aaron Johnston of Conroe entitled “Orange Colored Sky” by Milton Delugg and Willie Stein and originally performed by Nat King Cole.

The Jazz Doctors will perform “Ymir’s Bones” by Ben Morris, assistant professor of composition at SFA. This work was originally scored for big band but has been reworked into a small group setting. Other works will include “Freshly Painted Blues” by John Baboian along with some standard combo works.

Concert tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. To purchase tickets, visit sfasu.edu/boxoffice or call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407. For additional information, contact the SFA School of Music at (936) 468-4602.