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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212
Cell: (417) 365-2727
Email: vcoleman@cofo.edu

February 08, 2017

College of the Ozarks to present Jazz Combo Concert on Feb. 17

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — On Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, College of the Ozarks is offering a Jazz Combo Concert in Gittinger Music Building Newman Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Come and join Hard Work U. for a beautiful evening of classic and contemporary jazz standards. The free concert is available to the public. Seating is limited and available served on a first come, first served basis.

The concert will feature two guest artists, including saxophonist Bill Reder and guitarist Dan McMasters. Reder, a premier saxophonist in Las Vegas for over 20 years, played for greats including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Wayne Newton, and many more. Dan McMasters, a consummate jazz guitarist, enjoys active performing and teaching in the Springfield and Branson area.

“The C of O Jazz Combo is excited to have these very talented artists join us for this performance,” said Dr. Kevin Powers, assistant professor of music and director of bands.

The set list will be performed as follows:

  • Take Five, by Paul Desmond
  • Caravan, by Duke Ellington
  • Fly Me to the Moon, by Bart Howard
  • Red Clay, by Freddie Hubbard
  • Blues in Hoss Flat, by Count Basie
  • Round Midnight, by Thelonious Monk
  • Milestones, by Miles Davis
  • Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, by Josef Zawinul

For additional information, contact the Public Relations Office at (417) 690-2212.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a Christian, liberal arts college located on a 1,000-acre campus in Point Lookout, Missouri. 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 being named the #1 Best Value College in the Midwest for 2015 by “U.S. News & World Report.”

The Keeter Center — the College’s upscale lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked the No. 1 Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2016. It features fine dining, historic lodging, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest work station on the College of the Ozarks campus.

To achieve its vision, College of the Ozarks pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, begun in fall 2012 for high school students, and the S. Truett Cathy Lower School, opened in fall 2014 to K-sixth grade students. Seventh and eighth grades were added in fall 2015, completing the K-college model. For information, call the public relations office at (417) 690-2212 or visit www.cofo.edu. Follow College of the Ozarks at www.facebook.com/collegeoftheozarks or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.


02.08.17 – Kendra Fleury


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