March 11, 2010
On Thursday, March 11th the Spelman College Jazz Ensemble joined the Drexel Jazz Orchestra and Jazztet for Jazz Extravaganza XI, for a free evening concert of great music performed by talented student players.
The Spelman Ensemble, under the direction of Professor Joseph Jennings, has toured the United States extensively sharing stages with Wynton Marsalis, Nancy Wilson and Dee Dee Bridgewater. The Spelman Ensemble’s “Keeping It Real” portion of the concert featured the music of Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, and Bobby Timmons. Dr. George Starks led the Drexel University Jazz Orchestra and Jazztet as they performed the music of Clifford Brown, Oliver Nelson, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins and more.