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3:26 AM Wed, Dec. 19th

Big bands bring the swing to YC Sunday

Enjoy an "Afternoon of Jazz Music" at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Yavapai College Performance Hall as the college's award-winning Big Band I and the popular Big Band II, under the direction of instructor Roy Breiling, perform.

Admission is $4 for adults, children 14 and under free, at the door.

For more information, call 776-2045.

Big Band II begins the concert with a variety of 1940s- and '50s-style big band selections that include "Confusion" by Lennie Niehaus, "Love Is Just Around the Corner," arranged by Dave Wolpe, "Alright, Okay, You Win," arranged by Sammy Nestico, "My Heart Belongs To Me," arranged by Bob Lowden, and "Green Bossa" and "I'm Hip," by Jack Petersen.

Big Band I then takes the stage performing "Opening," by Bill Holmann, "What A Wonderful World," arranged by Rich Matteson, and "Stardust" featuring Bill West in a flugelhorn solo.

Special guest for this concert is Jack Petersen, a retired guitar, improvisation and jazz band teacher from North Texas State University's School of Music in Denton, Texas.

He has performed with some of the top jazz musicians in the world including Stan Kenton, Doc Severinson, Clark Terry, Phil Wilson and Rich Matteson.

Petersen also performed and wrote for recording studios in Dallas, Texas, for 10 years and is the staff artist/clinician for Fender Amps and Guitars Company.

Closing the program is Big Band I performing "Big Swing Face" by Bill Potts, an arrangement that was recorded live in February 1967 by the Buddy Rich Big Band at the Chez Club in Hollywood.