Jazz Combo I showcases original student and faculty compositions

Marshall University’s Jazz Combo I will perform an array of classics as well as some Marshall faculty and student originals Wednesday. 

The ensemble has been rehearsing together since the beginning of the semester. Ensemble members said they are excited about this week’s set list. 

Included in the showcase are pieces by Joe Henderson, Lee Morgan and Bronislau Kaper. 

These pieces will bring the crowd a taste of the hard bop era through their modal compositions.

Along with these classics, the combo will perform songs written by its director Jeff Wolfe and bassist Lars Swanson.

“It’s always nice to see my art be recognized,” Swanson said. 

The ensemble also includes trumpeter Gabe Muncy, saxophonist Bobby Galloway, drummer Hogan Bentle and pianist Tim Smith. 

The free admission performance begins at 7:30pm in Jomie Jazz Forum 103. 

Leah Cook can be contacted at [email protected]