The Vassar College Jazz Ensemble will perform on Friday, November 10 at 8 p.m. at Skinner Recital Hall. The program, which is sponsored by the Department of Music, will include works by great composers and arrangers including Duke Ellington, Benny Golson, Quincy Jones, and Cole Porter.
The concert will feature trumpeter Mark Wochner (class of 2001), saxophonists Moe Kirkham (class of 2001) and Cary Wagner (class of 2002), pianist Morgan Stoffregen (class of 2001), guitarist Jerome Sherman (class of 2001), and drummer Joseph Mintz (class of 2002). The Vassar College Jazz Ensemble is conducted by James Osborn, a trumpet lecturer at Vassar since 1982, as well as the conductor of the band, wind ensemble, and jazz ensemble at Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park. Osborn has performed as the principal trumpet with the Albany Symphony, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, and the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra, among others.
For more information call the Vassar College Department of Music at (845) 437-7294. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cathy Jennings, Office of Campus Activities, (845) 437-5370, as far in advance as possible to request reasonable and appropriate accommodations for the event.
Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.