{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

Concert Reporte - When entering Bezanson Recital Hall in...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
When entering Bezanson Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Center, I was very excited and couldn’t wait to hear what was about to be performed. It was very interesting to see a mix of jazz faculty and students, two extremely different sounds and generations of music. Although music has gone through some huge changes in the years separating these different generations, with jazz some things will just never change. In the concert there were two different acts. The first act was a small jazz band with a rhythm section and horns, and the second act was a small wind ensemble with a rhythm section. The small jazz band was a very nice introduction to the rest of the concert. Throughout the performance the band played seven very smooth jazz songs with many alternating solos between the horns, acoustic guitar and bass. In the second act the wind ensemble played three different movements. The movements were written and played by Jeffrey Holmes, who is a trumpet player, arranger, composer, and educator at UMass Amherst. Holmes is a very well known musician who has composed pieces for musicians such as Max Roach, and has performed side by side with Dizzy Gillespie. In the performance many complex songs were played by two different types of bands, both which used some very similar elements
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
and sounds to produce tunes that caught the attention of all. ("UMass Amherst Dept. of Music and Dance") All of the performers in the concert were noticeably experienced musicians. In my opinion, the musicians of the first act were better individually then they were as a band. I am not saying this because I thought they played poorly together, but it seemed like as a whole they hadn’t been playing together for that long. During some of the songs while one of musicians was soloing, some of the other band members looked to be lost or confused as to what they were supposed to play. But, they all kept in very good contact throughout the performance. While watching it was interesting to see how the performers were checking up on each other, they all made sure to keep consistent eye contact and evaluation on each individual to keep the music clean and presentable for the audience. In the second act, the wind ensemble and rhythm section played three movements which held some very structured sound.
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern