Kennesaw State’s own take the stage for final Starlight concert

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KSU Faculty Jazz Parliament will perform on Aug. 5 
   KENNESAW, Ga. (July 25, 2012) —…

Georgia (Jul 25, 2012)

KENNESAW, Ga. (July 25, 2012) — 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, visit Starlight.

This is the final concert in the 2012 Starlight Summer Concert Series.
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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 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