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December 3, 2013

Christmas Jazz on the Grass by the U.P. Jazz Ensemble

The University of the Philippines College of Music is presenting the UP Jazz Ensemble in a concert on Wednesday, December 11, 6:30 pm at the UP College of Music lawn.

Dubbed "Christmas Jazz on the Grass," the event is part of the College's mandate to showcase its teaching of fine music as well as its offering to the academic UP community in the forthcoming festive season. Cash donations can be received at the venue gates and these will go to UP students from Samar and Leyte whose families had been affected by supertyphoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda).

Under the musical direction by Raymundo Maigue, the ensemble will play big band jazz Strayhorn's "Jingle Bells." Original pieces for the season will be showcased as well such as  Heim's "The story of Jazz"; Gershwin's "But Not arrangements of traditional Christmas songs such as "Have a Swinging Christmas" and for me"; David et al's "Candy"; Wyche's and Watts' "Alright, Okay, You Win"; Sherwin's "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square"; Rogers' "The Lady is a Tramp"; Anderson's "The Sleigh Ride", Jones' " It had to be you"; Martin's and Blame's "Have yourself a merry little Christmas"; Styne's "The Christmas Waltz"; Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad"; Puente's "Oye Como Va"; Goodwin's "The Jazz Police"; Torme's "The Christmas Song"; and Coots' "Santa Claus is coming to town." Lara Maigue and Phoebe Bitoon will render the vocals.

Cash donations for UP students affected by the super typhoon will be channeled to the UP Diliman Office of the Vice Chancellor for Students.

Contact Details:
For further details, please call (63 2) 929-6963, (63 2) 926-0026, trunk line (63 2) 981-8500 local 2639, or email:
University of the Philippines

Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Wednesday December 11, 2013

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