NATCHITOCHES – The Northwestern State University Jazz Orchestra will present a concert on Monday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m.in Magale Recital Hall. The Jazz Orchestra is directed by Associate Professor of Music Galindo Rodriguez.
The Jazz Orchestra includes saxophone section members Alex Guillory of Goldonna, Stephen Garrett of Arlington, Texas, Adam Normand of Panama City, Florida, Kenyon Johnson II of DeRidder and Jordan Davis of Yantis, Texas; trombone section members Michael Dailey of West Monroe, Jacob St. Pierre of Laplace, John Floyd of Henderson, Texas, and Byron Walters of Bentley.
Members of the trumpet section are Nathan Roth of Luling, Lane Clevenger of Bush and Sebastian A. Fontalvo and Sadoc S. Calderon of Cartegena, Colombia. On piano are Romulo Osorio Herrera of Cartagena, Colombia and James Armstrong of Natchitoches. Bass players are Jon Colon of Cartagena, Colombia, and Abigail Hoy of Juneau, Alaska. Andrew Boyd of Frisco, Texas is on vibraphone and Elias Castro Caballero and Luis Colon of Cartegena, Colombia, are on drums.
The Jazz Orchestra will perform “Who’s Sorry Now” by Ted Snyder with words by Bert Kalmer and Harry Ruby and arranged by Sammy Nestico featuring Dailey and Johnson, “Back Home in Indiana” by James F. Hanley and arranged by Gregg Yasinitsky featuring Normand, “Maiden Voyage” by Herbie Hancock and arranged by Erik Morales featuring Normand, Armstrong and Boyd, “Recordame” by Joe Henderson and arranged by Erik Richards featuring Normand, Boyd and Herrera.
The orchestra will also play “Havana” by John Fedchock featuring Dailey, Boyd and Guillory and “Struttin’ With Some Barbecue” with words and music by Lilian Hardin Armstrong and Don Raye and arranged by Mike Tomaro featuring Dailey, Normand and Caballero.