College of Fine Arts and Design

UCO Singers Swing Into Spring

April 9, 2010Chamber Singers

 The Chamber Swingers at the University of Central Oklahoma will present a variety of jazz standards and big band classics during their Spring Vocal Jazz Performance at 7 p.m. April 13 at the UCO Jazz Lab.

"There will be some familiar tunes and maybe some new ones. The audience should enjoy the variety, and it's a chance for the students to show off their jazz chops," said Karl Nelson, UCO director of choral studies.

Among the songs to be performed are "Embraceable You," by George and Ira Gershwin, "In a Mellow Tone" by Duke Ellington and "Penny Lane" by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

The 11-member Chamber Swingers and several soloists will be accompanied by a jazz combo, with the head of UCO's jazz studies division, Brian Gorrell, on the piano.

Tickets are $7 and may be purchased by calling the UCO Jazz Lab at (405) 359-7989. The Jazz Lab is located at 100 E. Fifth St. in Edmond.

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