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45th Parallel performs student work

Jazz ensemble performs student compositions March 845th Parallel 1

Feb. 25, 2019 LA GRANDE, Ore. – 45th Parallel, Eastern Oregon University’s student jazz ensemble directed by Matt Cooper and Greg Johnson, presents its winter concert at 7:30 p.m. on March 8 in Groth Recital Hall. The concert features a 10-piece band (six horns, plus a full rhythm section) and a vocalist.

The ensemble will present a variety of jazz and pop from its repertoire, including original arrangements by students and faculty. Composers include Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, Corinne Bailey Rae, Benny Golson, Mal Waldron, Vernon Duke, Lykke Li, McCoy Tyner, and Kenny Barron. They’ll also perform several arrangements by Eastern Oregon University music professors Cooper and Johnson, and two songs arranged by senior music major Adam Lange.

There is no admission charge for the concert, though donations are accepted to the EOU Foundation music account. For more information, contact Matt Cooper at 541-962-3559.