ETSU Jazz Ensemble featuring Latin music | Education


The East Tennessee State University Jazz Ensemble will present an evening of Latin music featuring the rhythms of South America, Africa and the Caribbean. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 in the Great Hall of the ETSU Martin Arts Center.

“We want to take audiences on a mini-vacation to the tropics with the sounds of Bossas, Mambos, Rhumbas, Sambas and more,” said Martin Walters, director of jazz and contemporary music studies at ETSU and several times Grammy winner. “It has been a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with Dr. Matthew Geiger’s exceptional percussion students in the study of Latin styles as well.”

The ETSU Contemporary Collective will perform on the program with the jazz ensemble. Students from ETSU’s Department of Media and Communication will also film the event.

“We’re all looking forward to a great night of music, and of course we always have a few surprises in store,” Walters said.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for seniors, and students get in free with an ETSU ID. Get tickets through the Martin Center.

All proceeds benefit scholarships and program funding for students in the ETSU Department of Music.FOR THE LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES DOWNLOAD THE JOHNSON CITY PRESS APP


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