KASU 91.9, the public media service of Arkansas State University, and Marr Street Productions present “The Jazz Writers Big Band” in concert, Sunday, May 22nd, at 3:30 p.m., at Marilyn’s Music Hall and Clogging Company in Pocahontas.
“The Jazz Writers Big Band is a group of 18 musicians who perform music written and arranged by members of the band,” said Dr. Tom O’Connor, co-leader of the “JWBB” with trombonist Dr. Don Bowyer, Dean of the College of Fine Arts at ASU. Music
ians in the band are university and public school music educators, college students, and professional musicians from the region. The Pocahontas concert will feature compositions and arrangements by Bowyer, O’Connor, Joseph Curtis, Craig Baker, and special guest vocals by Wally Fowler and Lisa Ahia Gazaway.
Marilyn’s Music Hall and Clogging Company is located on the historic square in downtown Pocahontas and provides instruction in dance, music, and martial arts. Marr Street productions is a non-profit organization with a mission to present high quality artistic programs for youth and residents of the local community.
KASU radio is A-State’s non-commercial source of blues, jazz, classical, americana, and other specialized types of music for the region.
Tickets at the door are $10-adults, and $5-students. Refreshments will be available.