September  22, 2023

WCU’s Wells School of Music Presents Criterions Jazz Ensemble ConcertCriterions Jazz

The Criterions Jazz Ensemble is back with their big band sound on Friday, September 22, at 7:30 p.m. The concert takes place on West Chester University’s campus in the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building, 700 S. High Street, West Chester.  It can also be livestreamed here. A full program for the evening can be found here.

The Criterions performs a variety of big band traditional and contemporary jazz literature under the direction of Jonathan Ragonese. In this exciting season opener, the band is joined by two of New York’s musical sages, pianist Garry Dial and saxophonist Dick Oatts. This celebration of their friendship will include works from Brassworks, Dial & Oatts, Rediscovered Ellington, and That Music Always Round Me.


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