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Hayes School of Music to present jazz and gospel potpourri recital May 1

BOONE—The Hayes School of Music will present a jazz and gospel potpourri recital Sunday, May 1, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall on the Appalachian State University campus. Admission is free.

The recital will be directed by Keith McCutchen and features vocalist Nicci Canada. Student performers include 14 members of Appalachian’s Gospel Choir, two jazz vocalists, four jazz pianists, three members of the Gospel Choir music ensemble and three members of a jazz ensemble.

The jazz pianists will first perform “Blue Bossa” by Kenny Dorham and “Ain’t Misbehavin” by Thomas “Fats” Waller. Jazz vocalists will then perform “Honey Suckle Rose” by Waller, followed by “Summertime” by George Gershwin and “Moment’s Notice” by John Coltrane, performed by the jazz ensemble.

The Gospel Choir will perform “Afro Blue” by Mongo Santamaria, “Peace Be Still/Keep Hope Alive” by Donald Vail, “The Blood Still Works” by Malcolm Williams and “Silver and Gold” by Kirk Franklin, all featuring Nicci Canada as vocalist.

Two gospel choir vocalists will then perform “We Fall Down” by Donnie McClurkin and “I will Bless the Lord” and “Worth” by Anthony Brown.

“A City Called Heaven” arranged by Hall Johnson and “Psalm 23” arranged by Keith McCutchen will be performed by the Gospel Choir.

The choir concludes the recital with “When I Get There” by Kirk Franklin, “Encourage Yourself” by Donald Lawrence and “Smile” by Kirk Franklin.