Spring Concert to Celebrate Jazz Music’s Most Delectable Selections

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – Featuring a selection of jazz music’s most notable and savory songs, the SUNY Orange Jazz Ensemble will perform its spring concert under the theme of “Cookin” at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 25 in the College’s Orange Hall Theatre.

Under the direction of Dave Miele, the ensemble features SUNY Orange students. Admission to the concert is free but the College will accept donations at the door to support music scholarships.

The evening’s playlist includes: “Straight No Chaser” by Thelonious Monk; “Cornbread” by Lee Morgan; “Too Much Sake” by Horace Silver; “Cookin” by Clifford Brown; “Frim Fram Sauce” by Redd Evans and Joe Ricardel; “Slow Like Honey” by Fiona Apple; “Chitlins Con Carne” by Kenny Burrell; “Cheese Cake” by Dexter Gordon; “Popsicle Toes” by Michael Franks; and “Salt Peanuts” by Dizzy Gillespie and Kenny Clarke.

The Jazz Ensemble is comprised of Angie Selfridge (saxophone), Sasha Cortes (saxophone), Josh Fraley (trumpet), Dennis Coleman (guitar), Kenneth Malave (guitar), Kevin Sheamon (bass), Carlton Jay (piano), Kelsey Byrne (vocals) and Miele (drums).

The concert is sponsored by the College’s Arts and Communication Department. For more information, call (845) 341-4787. Orange Hall Theatre is in Orange Hall, located at the intersection of Grandview and Wawayanda avenues in Middletown. The theatre is universally accessible.

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Mike Albright
Communications Officer
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940