October 29: Jazz groups and vocal groups in concert

Saturday, October 29, 2022
14:00 – 16:00
Elias J. Halling Recital Hall

Minnesota State University, Mankato Music and Entertainment Industries Program Press Release

MANKATO, Minn. Minnesota State University, Mankato University Jazz Bands and Contemporary Vocal Groups will perform on Saturday, October 1. 29 to 2 p.m. in the Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts, 320 Maywood Ave.

Douglas Snapp conducts the Maverick Jazz Big Band, the Jazz Combo and the New Orleans-style Maverick Marching Band. The a cappella vocal groups Maverick Fusion and Vocal Precision are co-directed by Snapp and Stephanie Thorpe.

The Jazz Mavericks Big Band performance previews their upcoming Jazz Ball on November 19, including charts from Count Basie and Neal Hefti. Minnesota State Mankato student singer Lara de Paiva Santos is featured on “Del Rio a la Mer”.

The Brass Band will perform the charts of the New York-based Jambalaya Brass Band, including “On the Funky Side” and “Bayou Mama.”

Maverick Fusion and Maverick Vocal Precision are preparing to participate in a national a cappella festival during the spring semester. The vocal groups will perform a variety of works, including “Eleanor Rigby” (Pentatonix), “good 4 u” (Olivia Rodrigo) and a medley of songs by Australian singer and songwriter Sia.

Minnesota State Mankato students are admitted free with a valid MavCARD. General admission is $9 and $7 for students (K-12) and children. Those wishing to purchase tickets online should go to https://link.mnsu.edu/musictickets or call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549.

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Ada J. Kenney