Lee University’s School of Music will present the
Small Jazz Combos concert on Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dixon
Music for the evening will be provided by three different
ensembles, two octets (rhythm section plus four winds) and a guitar ensemble,
directed by Shawn Perkinson, instructor of guitar at Lee.
concert includes selections from the music of Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock,
Stanley Turrentine, Duke Ellington and Pat Metheny.
The program will
feature performances by 22 students: Dan Anderson, Joey Archer, Michael Bailey,
Matthew Benton, Stephen Frey, Tyler Hatmaker, Paul Hayes, Richard Henson, Nate
Hoppel, Israel Illingworth, Jay Newsome II, Hamilton Provonsha, Jonathan
Robbins, Jordan Robson, Luke Simpson, Shaun Sneed, Drew Strike, Andrew Thomas,
Alyssa Turner, Drew Walden, Murphy Wynkoop and Isaac York.
Perkinson is a former member of “Kings of the Killer Fish” and has opened
shows for Jerry Garcia Band, Wide Spread Panic, Charlie Daniels Band and
performed at the 1997 MTV Spring Break Show in Panama City. He has also
released two Jazz albums with the E.M.P. project, one in 2003 and another in
The concert is a free, non-ticketed event, and the community
is welcome to attend.
For more information on the Small Jazz Combos
concert, please contact Perkinson at 423-614-8387.