Trumpeter Allen Vizzutti will join this weekend’s spring concerts of the university wind and jazz ensembles as musician-in-residence.
Vizzutti’s varied performances include classical and jazz repertoire with artists ranging from Chick Corea and Chuck Mangione to the Budapest Radio Orchestra, Frank Sinatra to Prince. He has contributed to soundtracks for such films as Back to the Future and Star Trek and video games like Medal of Honor and Halo.
He will perform as a special guest during the University Wind Ensemble Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m. in Assumption Hall’s Heritage Auditorium. The program will feature his compositions “Montana Sketches” and “Three Magical Places.” Tickets are $10, with a student rate of $5. Find more information on the concert website.
Vizzutti will conduct a master class in the Music Building’s room 139 at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2. The public is welcome to audit; learn more on the music website.
Saturday evening, the University Jazz Ensemble will present its cabaret concert in a new venue with a large floor to accommodate dancing during its second set. The Water’s Edge Events Centre at 2879 Riverside Drive East will also host a cash bar. The show gets underway at 8 p.m. Admission is $10, $5 for students. Order advance tickets online or phone 519-253-3000, ext. 4212. Details are on the concert website.