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Brass, strings, reeds, rhythm and vocals

Jazz, fiddle ensembles to perform Nov. 1645th Parallel

Nov. 9, 2018 LA GRANDE, Ore. –  What has two brass, two reeds, vocals, a rhythm section, and will be in Groth Recital Hall on Nov. 16?

45th Parallel is Eastern Oregon University’s large jazz combo. Under the direction of music professor Matt Cooper, the ensemble will perform original arrangements drawn from composers Clare Fischer, Randy Weston, Thelonious Monk, Rodgers and Hart, John Coltrane, and Cedar Walton.

The EOU Fiddle Ensemble, directed by Duane Boyer, will also take the stage to perform traditional American selections that vary from bluegrass, to folk, to old-time and country. The group features acoustic instruments such as guitar, fiddle, mandolin and bass.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., and admission is free. Donations will be accepted toward the EOU Foundation’s Concert Piano fund. For more information on the concert, call Matt Cooper at 541-962-3559.