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

February 13, 2018

College of the Ozarks to present Jazz Combo Concert on Friday, Feb. 23

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — On Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, College of the Ozarks is offering a Faculty and Friends Jazz Combo Concert in the Newman Recital Hall of the Gittinger Music Building at 8 p.m.

The free concert is open to the public. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

The concert will feature guest artists Bill Reder on tenor saxophone and Jay Parks on trombone. Reder, a premier saxophonist in Las Vegas for over 20 years, played for Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Wayne Newton, and others. Parks performed with Army bands for 20 years and became one of Branson’s top call musicians.

“We hope to see you Friday night for a fun evening of great jazz,” said Kevin Powers, assistant professor of music and director of bands.

Concert Program

  • The Jive Samba, by Nat Adderley
  • Blues in Hoss Flat, by Count Basie and Frank Foster
  • Norwegian Wood, by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
  • Cute, by Neal Hefti
  • When You Wish Upon A Star, by Leigh Harline and Ned Washigton
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, by Duke Ellington and Bob Russel
  • Watermelon Man, by Herbie Hancock

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 2018. 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.


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