Kansas University's Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Ensembles II and III will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Lied Center. Dick Wright, KU emeritus professor of music history, will act as emcee.
The Vocal Jazz Ensemble, an 11-voice choral group under the direction of Dan Gailey, KU director of jazz studies, will sing "Better Days Ahead," by Pat Metheny, arranged by Tommy Kamp; "Invitation," by B. Kaper, arranged by Sharon Broadley; "Rhythm-A-Ning," by Thelonius Monk, arranged by Gailey; "Summertime," by George Gershwin, arranged by Kamp; and "The Very Thought of You," by Ray Noble, arranged by Paris Rutherford.
The KU Jazz Ensemble II, a 16-piece group directed by Tina Claussen, KU graduate student, will perform "Caravan," arranged by Fedchock; "Time in Place," by Mike Stern, arranged by Vince Mendoza; "Gush," by Maria Schneider; "Urbal Lung Comedy," by Gordon Goodwin; "Hangin' Loose," by Toshiko Akiyoshi; "Goombay Smash," by Steve Owen; and "Ruby, My Dear," arranged by Fedchock.
The 18-piece Jazz Ensemble III, directed by Darren Jenkins, KU graduate student, will perform "A Long Time Ago," by Bob Mintzer; "All or Nothing at All," arranged by George Stone; "Blues for Red," by John Fedchock; "Cups and Cakes," by Jenkins; "Big Cat Blues," by Dave Hanson; and "Young and Foolish," arranged by Frank Mantooth.
Tickets are available at the Lied Center Box Office, 864-ARTS; Murphy Hall Box Office, 864-3982; and the Student Union Activities Box Office, 864-3477.
to give talk
John Ford, an artist known for his installations, sculpture and printmaking, will give a lecture at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union on the Kansas University campus.
The works of Ford, the founder of the International School of Loose Affiliations, have been exhibited in Ireland, Poland and throughout the United States.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Trio of chamber
players to perform
The Ling Chamber Players, which is comprised of faculty members from Rice University's Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Tex., will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall as part of Kansas University's Visiting Artists Series.
Members of the chamber trio are Leone Buyse, professor of flute and chamber music and former flutist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra; Michael Webster, associate professor of clarinet and ensembles; and Robert Moeling, professor of piano.
The recital is free and open to the public.