Friday, April 6, 8:00 pm
University Jazz Ensemble Cabaret
University Jazz Ensemble, Mr. Robert Fazecash, director
Special Guests: High School Honours Jazz Ensemble
Brad Bobesich, pianist
Waters Edge Event Centre, 2879 Riverside Drive East
Best entertainment value in Windsor! Bring your partner and dance to this live big band complete with singers! Cash bar.
The evening kicks off with a concert set featuring the High School Honours Jazz Ensemble and then the University Jazz Ensemble and pianist Brad Bobesich. After a short break the University Jazz Ensemble will return to the stage and the dance floor is wide open!
Plus, Music Alumni are invited to sit in with the University Jazz Ensemble during the dance sets!
Tickets: Adults/Seniors $15; Students (with ID) $5
Tickets will be available for cash purchase at the door this evening starting at 7:15 pm
For information about SoCA concerts, please call (519) 253-3000 ext. 4213.
CONCERT SET PROGRAM
High School Honours Jazz Ensemble
It Don’t Mean a Thing Duke Ellington arr. Mark Taylor
Uchibeng Wow-Wow Michael Philip Mossman
Bradley Is Swinging Dean Sorenson
Wave Antonio Carlos Jobim arr. Mossman
Tenor Madness Sonny Rollins arr. Mark Taylor
Malaga Allen Vizzutti
Absoludicrous Gordon Goodwin
Funky Cha Cha Arturo Sandoval
University Jazz Ensemble
Filthy McNasty Horace Silver arr. J. LaBarbera
Tico Tico Zequinha de Abreu
Sophisticated Lady Duke Ellington arr. Bob Mintzer
Sing Sing Sing Louis Prima
Me and Mrs. Jones Gamble–Huff–Gilbert arr. Shaun Evans
Life in the Bubble Gordon Goodwin
Strasbourg St Denis Roy Hargrove arr. W Scott Gwinnell
Spain Chick Corea arr. Paul Jennings
High School Honours Jazz Ensemble Personnel
Mr. Brian Yamamoto
Mr. Jack Drobko
UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Brad Bobesich, pianist
Brad Bobesich has been playing the piano since the age of eight. By 13, he was playing the majority of the Mozart sonatas, and with the first of numerous bands, many of ‘Ray Manzarek’s ‘ solos on his father’s Farfisa Continental organ. Upon fulfilling the requirements of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Brad completed fifteen years as the Musical Director of the School of Dance and Theatre Arts in Newmarket.
Bobesich went on to complete a year of jazz performance at Humber College and then furthered his studies at the University of Western Ontario and McMaster University where he received an Honours degree in Music Education with highest distinction. He also studied at the University of Windsor, where he received a Bachelor of Education degree.
Bobesich has toured with New Country recording artists James Owen Bush and Joanne Rose and joined the band ‘Woodrow’ for the recording of their debut CD ‘In Brightness and Beauty’. In addition to his technical ability, Bobesich possesses a keen performance sensibility and through improvisation, arranging and composition has created some impressive original material. Currently, Bobesich continues his twenty third year as a high school music teacher within the York Region and continues to perform as a freelance keyboardist.
Growing up, Windsor always felt like a second home to Bobesich, as both his parents’ families continue to reside here.