Music Concert # 1
On Thursday April 25, 2013 , I attended a jazz vocal concert at the Music Concert Hall. The first vocal ensemble opened up the performance with a slow rhythmic song called Blue Skies. It began with vocals and I noticed a light auxiliary percussion and drum rhythm. Also, the bass guitarist used walking bass and the piano and electric guitar joined in as well. The first song also consisted of two soloist Regina and Chantel who took the front stage to show off their chops. After the solo performances they fell back into the vocal sections and finished off the song as a complete band. The second performance had a piano opening which led to vocals joining in at the same time as the rhythm section. This performance consisted of three separate solos by vocalist, and ended the song like the last one as a group. The third performance of the night was personally interesting to me. Dr. Buchholz mentioned it was originated from Brazil by Sergio Mendez called “Brazil 66” and it was going to be sang in Portuguese. In this performance the rhythm section was more uptempo joined by the choir. The first soloist was vocals by Jennifer which fell back into the group then a small piano solo was performed which was joined by the rhythm section and choir to conclude the song. The fourth performance was Java Jive, Manhattan Transfer. The guitar from the rhythm section started at the same time as the choir. But this time only the male vocalist started the song and then the female ones joined. The fist male soloist, James, of the night was in this song, who was joined by Jennifer for her solo performance. The fifth and final performance for the first vocal ensemble was the first one that included horns, consisting of a trumpet, sax, and trombone. This song was a Paul Simon original “Bridge over trouble water”. All the vocalist started together along with the rhythm section. A male soloist took center stage which was joined with the horns sections. At first I had a...
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