AU holiday Jazz concert

The Ashland University jazz orchestra.

ASHLAND – The Ashland University Department of Music will present an Ashland University Jazz Concert on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hugo Young Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Dr. Scott Garlock, the concert will offer pre-concert music from the Lost and Profound jazz combo with Jared Metz on alto saxophone, Ariane Hill on flute, Alex Trotter on vibes, Torin Dunn on guitar, Alex Kwan on piano, Jackson Schultz on bass and Molly Winnard on drums.

The fourth annual AUJO Alumni Big Band will rehearse prior to the concert beginning at 6 p.m. for anyone who is interested in playing in the concert. It will perform selections beginning at 7:30 p.m. followed by the Ashland University Jazz Orchestra's program of jazz standards and holiday favorites, including Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, O Tannenbaum and Let It Snow.

The 2019-20 AUJO roster includes saxophonists Jacob Moses, Logan O'Lasky, Hannah Smigel, Ariane Hill and Erika Wright; Nick Lawwill, Branden Barber, Nathan Roblin and Jacob Bodnar on trumpet; trombonists Luke Blackley, Colette Mooney, Eric Watts and Emily Schordock on mellophone; while the rhythm section consists of Moriah Goldsmith on piano, Susie Alley on bass, guitarist Torin Dunn, Molly Willard on drums and vocalist Alli Lange

AUJO will have their holiday CD recording "AUJOy to the World", featuring vocals by Cathi Muckle, available for purchase at the concert for $10 each.

For more information, go to www.ashland.edu/music or contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or tapplega@ashland.edu.

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