Kennesaw State’s own take the stage for final Starlight concert
KSU Faculty Jazz Parliament will perform on Aug. 5
KENNESAW, Ga. (July 25, 2012) —…
(Jul 25, 2012) —
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— The Kennesaw State University College of the Arts presents the KSU Faculty Jazz
Parliament as part of the 2012 Starlight Summer Concert Series
. This event will showcase a night of jazz at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater on campus
on Sunday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets
are $8 and the public is invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic items
to the performance.
The KSU Faculty Jazz Parliament, led by Sam Skelton
, KSU director of jazz studies, will be performing jazz standards as well as some
original compositions. Faculty performers include Sam Skelton, saxophone, as band
leader; Trey Wright
, lecturer in jazz, on jazz guitar; Tyrone Jackson
, artist-in-residence in jazz, on jazz piano; Wes Funderburk
, jazz ensembles, on trombone; Justin Chesarek
, jazz percussion, on drums and Marc Miller
, instructor, on bass.
“It is always a pleasure to be able to showcase some of 'our own', and to present
to the community the wealth of talent we have here at KSU,” says David Daly
, director of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. “These musicians
are some of the finest jazz artists in the area, and having them share the stage together
is going to make for some magical moments.”
Admission at the Legacy Gazebo Amphitheater opens at 6 p.m. General admissiontickets
are $8 and table reservations for six are $75. Table reservations must be made at
least one week in advance. For more information, including directions and parking,
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 80
graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and
nursing, and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit
University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution
with a growing population of more than 24,100 students from 130 countries.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved
full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. 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, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.