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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212

December 01, 2017

College of the Ozarks Jazz Ensemble to perform in Jones Auditorium Thursday, Dec. 7

POINT LOOKOUT, MO.—The College of the Ozarks Jazz Ensemble will present a concert on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jones Auditorium on campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

The College of the Ozarks Jazz Ensemble is a high energy group comprised of both non-music and music majors performing a wide variety of jazz styles, including swing, funk, rockabilly, and shuffle.

“There will be something for everyone at this concert. We are excited to feature our professor of trombone, Jay Parks,” said Dr. Kevin Powers, assistant professor of music and director of bands. “He [Parks] has been active as a performing trombonist in the Branson area for over 20 years. As always, this performance will be fun and full of great big-band sounds.”


“What is Hip?” – Mike Tomaro, arr.

“Mambo Swing” – by Scotty Morris; Roger Holmes, arr. 

“Bebop ‘N’ Georgia” – by Mark Taylor

“Silver Bells” – George Stone, arr.

“Carol of the Bells” – Rich DeRosa, arr. 

“Tall Cotton” – by Sammy Nestico

“Jump, Jive and Wail” – by Louis Prima; Mark Taylor, arr.                 

“Up on the Housetop” – Paul Clark, arr.

For additional information, contact Public Relations Director Valorie Coleman at (417) 690-2212.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including No. 1 Best Value Regional College in the Midwest and No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2018. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.

The Keeter Center — the College’s award-winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked a Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2017. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest work station on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.



11.27.2017 – Michael Galioto


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