Fall Together Jazz Concert featuring Trumpet Star and Composer Greg Hopkins
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 8:00pm
Performed by: Faculty Jazz Orchestra Marc Rossi Ensemble Greg Hopkins with Triple Helix Bob Pilkington's Fusion Nouveau Greg Hopkins' composition, Out From The Shadows -- Into The Dance, is a mini Concerto for Jazz Trumpet and Piano Trio. It turned out to be a virtuoso piece for all, and he is extremely fortunate to have the world class trio TRIPLE HELIX (Lois Shapiro -- Piano, Bayla Keyes -- Violin, and Rhonda Rider -- Cello) here to play with him. This music is part of an ongoing attempt by this composer to fuse jazz influenced music, some written and some improvised, with traditionally composed and notated, so called “classical” music. The quest here is to utilize the immense and diverse talents of the virtuosos in this wonderful piano trio then integrate and intersperse elements of the jazz language into the musical dialogue. The two movements here are the story of birth, development, and celebration of life. Free tickets 'till Monday if you notify Greg in advance. Ticket price is only $4.00 at the door anyway.