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Jazz orchestra to play renown works in ‘great song book’


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UH Moores Jazz Orchestra is performing a series of works in its concert, “The Great American Song Book,” on April 16 to honor National Jazz Month.  |  Courtesy of Mike Emery

As March comes to an end, jazz musicians prepare to celebrate National Jazz Month in April with a collective concert to showcase renown works.

The Moores Jazz Orchestra will host “The Great American Song Book” at 7:30 p.m. on April 16 at the Moores Opera House.

The concert features pieces from jazz artists including Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin and Harold Arlen.

Grammy-nominated singer and alumna Tianna Hall will accompany the orchestra on stage with her soulful voice. Recording artist and graduate student Henry Darragh will also handle vocal chores.

“The songs we’re playing… are classic and very important tunes that helped define this truly American art form and shaped the careers of countless musicians,” said jazz director Noe Marmolejo in a statement.

Tickets are $12 for general audiences and $7 for students and senior citizens.

The orchestra will also perform portions of this concert in Da Camera Jam at 6:30 p.m. on April 17 at Houston’s Discovery Green. The event is free and open to the public.

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