Pellissippi State Community College’s bluegrass and jazz ensembles put on a musical performance on the Hardin Valley Campus Thursday, March 26.
The Jazz and Bluegrass Concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Performing Arts Center. The Hardin Valley Campus is located at 10915 Hardin Valley Road.
The performance features students in the bluegrass ensemble, known as Hardin Valley Thunder, and the jazz ensemble. The event is free and the community is invited.
Hardin Valley Thunder will sing classic and contemporary bluegrass tunes, including songs by Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss, The Civil Wars, and Bill Monroe. The bluegrass ensemble was formed in 2009 and is led by Larry Vincent, associate professor of Music.
The jazz band will perform a selection of classic tunes from the 1950s and 1960s, including numbers penned by jazz greats Horace Silver, Jimmy Heath, Nat Adderley and Miles Davis. Among these is the jazz waltz “All Blues,” a song from Davis’ best-selling 1959 recording “Kind of Blue.”
The jazz band has been directed by Tom Johnson since 1994. Johnson also teaches saxophone, clarinet and contemporary piano styles at Pellissippi State.
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