The College of Central Florida’s Visual and Performing Arts Department will host “Sing, Sing, Sing,” a jazz concert Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dassance Fine Arts Center at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Enjoy the classics of swing band music juxtaposed against contemporary percussion compositions. The CF Percussion Ensemble, directed by John Wallace, will open the event and be featured in multiple collaborations with the Jazz Band. Additionally, enjoy the intricacies of jazz in the combo setting with the Patriot Blues Jazz Combo. This group directed by Greg Snider specializes in improvisation and group musical communication and has composed specific music for this concert.
Snider, a CF adjunct professor for saxophone, clarinet and jazz, directs the jazz band, jazz combo and saxophone ensemble. He was recently awarded a master’s in music education with a focus on jazz studies from the University of Florida. He holds a master’s in music in saxophone performance, also from UF.
Wallace has been a Visual and Performing Arts Department percussion adjunct professor since 2015 and is director of the CF Percussion Ensemble. He started his musical education at CF and transferred to Florida Southern College where he earned a bachelor of music and later a master of music from the University of Florida. Most recently, Wallace has become a principal percussionist with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra in Lakeland. He plays professionally with the Florida Orchestra, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, the Gainesville Orchestra and other professional orchestras throughout Florida.
Admission to the concert is $12 for adults, $6 for non-CF students. CF students, faculty and staff are free with valid ID. For tickets and more information, call the CF Box Office at 352-873-5810 or visit tickets.cf.edu. The box office is located in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center and is open from 1-4 p.m. and an hour before show time.
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For more information or to purchase tickets, call the CF Box Office at 352-873-5810, or visit Tickets.cf.edu.