Jazz Quintet & Sextet concert to feature student compositions

Members of the YSU Jazz Quintet and SextetThe downbeat is at 7:30 p.m. as students in the YSU Jazz Studies Area Jazz Quintet and Sextet present their next concert on Thursday, November 4 in Spotlight Theater, Bliss Hall.

Both the Jazz Quintet and Sextet are led by David Morgan, professor in the Dana School of Music.

The groups will feature original music by YSU students Chandler Carpenter, Brunswick, Ohio; Enzo Chiodi, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Lucas Ciesielski, Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania; and Antwan Howard, Warren, Ohio.

Music will also be played by composers Wayne Shorter, John Scofield and Ornette Coleman.

“In the jazz combo program we explore the relationship between improvisation and composition," said Morgan. "Each generation of jazz musicians develops their own unique take on the music. It’s exciting to hear the fresh voices of these young musicians emerge.”

The concert is free and open to the public. YSU requires masks in all buildings. More information is available by calling the Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330-727-7514.