Angelo State Jazz Ensemble to Feature Lex Land
The Angelo State University Jazz Ensemble will present its spring concert featuring vocalist Lex Land, a finalist on NBC’s The Voice in 2012. The musical treat will be on Tuesday, April 14, at The Cactus Hotel, and will begin at 7:30 p.m. The concert is open and free to everyone who would like to come to enjoy.
Lex Land, a California native, has made her home in Austin since 2009. She was a 'Team Blake' finalist on The Voice and has since performed multiple times on Last Call with Carson Daly and on radio programs such as KCRW’s Morning Becomes Electric. She has performed previously in San Angelo, singing with Jazz Concho and with the San Angelo Civic Ballet performance of A Jazz Affair this past October.
Accompanied by the ASU Jazz Ensemble, Land will sing Come Rain or Come Shine by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer, Bewitched by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart and After You’ve Gone by Henry Creamer and Turner Layton. The Jazz Ensemble offers student performers the opportunity to study a wide variety of jazz music, from the early days of its New Orleans birthplace to today’s jazz greats. It is directed this year by Dr. John Irish, professor of music.
The program also will include, Since I Fell for You by Buddy Johnson and featuring Adriana Gomez on alto sax, Struttin’ with Some Barbecue by Lillian Nobles, Louis Armstrong and Don Raye, Easin' by Phil Field, A Night in Tunisia by Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Paparelli, How High the Moon by Morgan Lewis and Nancy Hamilton, Groove Merchant by Jerome Richardson, Splanky by Neil Hefti, Stolen Moments by Oliver Nelson, Watch What Happens by Michel Legrand, Jacques Demy and Norman Gimbel, and Hay Burner by Sammy Nestico.