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Appalachian School of Music Presents “An Evening of Valentine’s Jazz”

BOONE–Lovers, lonely hearts, good friends and family can find a tune to top off any Valentine’s Day celebration during “An Evening of Valentine’s Jazz” at Appalachian State University.

The annual School of Music concert begins at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall and is free of charge. Saxophonist Todd Wright will be joined in duo settings with pianists Bill Hanna and Dean of the School of Music Arthur Unsworth.

Wright, a faculty member at Appalachian, directs Appalachian’s jazz program, two jazz ensembles and the jazz vocal ensemble, and maintains a rigorous performance schedule. He received the School of Music’s Outstanding Teacher Award, the Aegis Community Award and Downbeat magazine’s “Gold Award.”

Hanna, a music teacher for 30 years, is also an accomplished trombonist. He is a past member of the Stan Kenton, Woody Herman and Glen Miller orchestras.

The program will consist of the jazz gems “My Funny Valentine,” “All The Things You Are,” “Skylark,” “Our Love Is Here To Stay,” “It Had To Be You” and many others. Also on the program will be two original compositions by Wright: “Watauga Sunset” and “Another Tear.”

For more information call (828) 262-3020.

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