There was one exciting jazz band concert that held at the Rialto on November 11th, 2008, which is a very nice place to see a concert. This jazz band concert was presented by Georgia State University, school of music. The Georgia State University school of Music arranges many music performances quite often. There were many performers on the stage including ; five saxophonists, six trumpeters, six trombonists, three drummers, three people play for piano, three people plays for bass, two people play for guitar, and finally one vocalist. There was one special guest, Michael Philip Mossman, the trumpeter, trombonist, and composer. According to the Jazz band concert brochure, “Michael Philip Mossman is featured as lead trumpet and arranger on the Grammy nominated album Un Noche Inolvidable by the Lincoln Center Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra”. Before the students (the performers) play the first music, Gordon Vernick, the director of this jazz band introduced all the players.
The first Piece was “Fly me to the Moon”, by Bart Howard. This is very famous piece and great starter of the concert. This piece was medium tempo with expressing very calm and relaxed feeling. The bass was lead the how rhythm flow throughout the song and piano was following bass rhythm and played the melody at the same time. It was great piece which was not too fast and let the audiences ready for the next song.
The title of the second piece was “Berda’s Bounce”. The tempo of this song was fast and expressed magnificent feeling from all those seven different kinds of instruments. There was no solo and it was very loud when all the instruments were playing together. There was no particular instrument distinguished from others but all the instruments were harmonized and made very impressive ending.
The third piece was a “No Words to Say”. The last song was fast so this piece delivered calm feeling but did not disturb with excitement from the last... [continues]
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