Jazz Orchestra Atlanta to perform in outdoor concert at Kennesaw State
Performance part of the Starlight Summer Concert Series
For media inquiries: Cheryl Anderson Brown…
(Jul 15, 2010) — Performance part of the Starlight Summer Concert Series
For media inquiries: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Director of Public Relations, 770-499-3417
KENNESAW, Ga. — Kennesaw State University will present Jazz Orchestra Atlanta featuring trumpeter
Marcus Printup at the outdoor Starlight Summer Concert Series on Sunday, July 25,
at 7:30 p.m. The concert will take place at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater. Tickets
are $8; table reservations for six are $75. Jazz Orchestra Atlanta is a not-for-profit
arts organization dedicated to supporting music education and professional performances
of a wide variety of jazz music. It conducts summer music camps in collaboration with
Fulton County for metro Atlanta music students and presents local and nationally recognized
artists in performances of small and large jazz events.
“We selected Jazz Orchestra Atlanta to perform because they’re a great local jazz
ensemble. There’s a wealth of jazz in Atlanta that a lot of people don’t know about;
there’s a fairly strong local jazz scene. We wanted to tap into that,” says Bobby
Asher, director of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center, who coordinates
the Starlight Series. Marcus Printup was born and raised in Conyers, Ga. “It’s like
coming home for him to perform at KSU, and we’re happy to give him the opportunity
to play with some of the best local jazz musicians Atlanta has to offer,” says Asher.
Printup has performed and/or recorded with Betty Carter, Dianne Reeves, Eric Reed,
Cyrus Chestnut, Wycliffe Gordon and Marcus Roberts, among many others. Printup has
also recorded several of his own records, with his most recent being “London Lullaby.”
Admission for the performance begins at 6 p.m. For more information, including directions
and parking, click “Starlight” at www.kennesaw.edu/arts.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is
a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more
than 21,000 from 142 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw
State offers more than 65 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates
in education and business. The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia
institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.