THE UT JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH CYRUS CHESTNUT

Cyrus Chestnut

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 7:30 pm
Bates Recital Hall
$10.00 - $40.00

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The University of Texas Jazz Orchestra
Jeff Hellmer, Director
with Special Guest
Cyrus Chestnut, piano

Presented in partnership with Butler School of Music and KUTX’s Sunday Morning Jazz with Jay Trachtenberg

Hot on the heels of his 2015 McCullough Theatre performance with Turtle Island String Quartet, jazz pianist extraordinaire Cyrus Chestnut joins the UT Jazz Orchestra as part of the Butler School of Music’s annual Longhorn Jazz Festival.

Known for his improvisational skills and unique bop style, Cyrus Chestnut credits his abilities to his formative years when he played in church. Throughout his career, Chestnut has worked with an array of artists, including Joe Lovano, Freddie
Hubbard, Chick Corea, Kathleen Battle, Bette Midler, and Isaac Hayes.

Directed by Professor Jeff Hellmer, the UT Jazz Orchestra is the Butler School of Music’s premiere jazz ensemble. The Jazz Orchestra has performed with such luminaries as Michael Brecker, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, Conrad Herwig, John Clayton, Maria Schneider, Stefon Harris, and Joshua Redman in recent years. The ensemble’s eclectic repertoire features original compositions by its members.

“Pianist Cyrus Chestnut is one of jazz’s most convincing anachronisms. His brand of crisp articulation and blues-inflected harmony evokes another era. What makes his music fly is a complete security in his style, and that sense of untroubled self-assurance.” — The New York Times

PARKING INFORMATION
The University requires all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to pay for parking on campus. Please be aware when you come to a performance that UT parking has changed and new signage has been posted in regards to the changes. All parking on campus – both ADA and non-ADA requires a permit or payment of fees – this does include the ADA on Robert Dedman Drive. Patrons to the Texas Performing Arts complex are encouraged to park in university parking garages or LBJ surface lots. A discounted parking rate of $6 can be purchased on-line at: https://utparking.clickandpark.com/. The discounted parking is only available online until 10pm, the day prior to an event. Please read signs carefully.


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