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Michigan Tech Music: Backstage Jazz - It's a Swing Thing

Rozsa Center
Rozsa Center
Friday, Oct 21, 2022 at 7:30 PM (ET)

The seating for this show is general admission.


This superb concert recreates the feeling of a jazz club with you on stage with the musicians. The concert, emceed by Director of Jazz Studies Adam Meckler, will be performed by Michigan Tech Jazz Ensembles, the Jazz Lab Band, R&D Jazz Band, and Workshop Big Band.


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A limited number of Student Rush tickets are available 30 minutes before the performance, or you may purchase online ahead of time.


Adam Meckler
joined the faculty at Michigan Tech Fall of 2019 after a decade-long career as a freelance trumpeter, composer, and educator based in Minneapolis, MN. While based in MN, he held faculty positions at McNally Smith College of Music, Macalester College, MCTC, and MacPhail Center For Music.

The award-winning Michigan Tech Jazz Lab Band, under the direction of Adam Meckler, is made up of 18 musicians from throughout the country, and features a broad repertoire of music ranging from the Big Band Era to today’s contemporary big band Jazz, with a focus on modern and original compositions.

The Research and Development Big Band (R&D) performs repertoire from Jazz’s storied history including a mix of traditional and modern repertoire for big band, with an emphasis on traditional repertoire. R and D learns tunes by ear, and spends time on improvisation, and defining chord changes for improvising.

The Workshop Brass Band performs works learned by ear, traditional brass band jazz, and a small amount of modern brass band repertoire. This band introduces and explores the language of jazz, focused on learning tunes by ear, and improvising.

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