Bob Fazecash

Jazz Ensemble bringing Summer Wind blowing in

Vocalist Chris Martel invoking the Summer Wind, Heinz Meier’s and Johnny Mercer’s standard, is one of the highlights on the program for the University Jazz Ensemble’s spring concert, Saturday, April 6, from 8 p.m. to midnight.

The event will transition from a concert set to a dance with cash bar for what promoters are calling the best entertainment value in town. Besides Martel, a second-year music therapy major, featured vocalists include Aimee Clifford and Lisette Gagnon, backed by a 24-member big band under the direction of Bob Fazecash.

Jazz standards to grace concert program

The University Jazz Ensemble will add some seasonal flavour to a program of great standards during its end-of-semester concert on Friday, November 30, at Banwell Community Church.

Under the direction of Bob Fazecash, the ensemble will ring some Jingle Bells along with a selection of charts that includes Billie Holiday’s God Bless the Child and Herbie Hancock’s Chameleon, as well as You’re Nobody til Somebody Loves You.

Along with the big band of more than 20 musicians, the concert will feature a set by more intimate student combo.

Trivia contest puts tickets to jazz concert and dance up for grabs

The School of Music is offering DailyNews readers a chance to win two free tickets to the University Jazz Ensemble’s spring concert and dance, Friday, March 30, at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts.

Admission is $10, with a student rate of $5. Order tickets by phone at 519-253-3000, ext. 4212, or purchase online at www.uwindsor.ca/music. Tickets also available at the door. Find more information on the music Web site.

Jazz ensemble to pair concert with dance music

Put on your dancing shoes and shimmy down to the St. Clair Centre for the Arts this Friday for the annual spring concert by the University Jazz Ensemble.

Director Bob Fazecash will lead the group through a concert set starting at 8 p.m., then open up the floor for dance music until midnight.

The evening will feature vocalist Leah Harris, flutist Alison Moraites, and special guest Latin percussionist Mike Raccette, as well as a cash bar and a light buffet at 10 p.m.