Apr 12, 2022

College of the Ozarks Jazz Ensemble to perform in Jones Auditorium Friday, April 22

Members of the Jazz Ensemble perform an arranged piece.
Members of the Jazz Ensemble perform an arranged piece.

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks will host a Jazz Ensemble concert in the Jones Auditorium on Friday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. There is no admission charge, and the event is open to the public.

The College of the Ozarks Jazz Ensemble is a high energy group comprised of both music and non-music majors that performs a wide variety of jazz styles.


“Crescent City Stomp,” by Dave Brubeck and arranged by Kris Berg

“Spain,” by Chick Corea and arranged by John La Barbera

“Bridge Over Troubled Water,” by Paul Simon and arranged by Paul Baker

“Eli’s Coming,” by Laura Nyro and arranged by Adrian Drover

“Boptitude Test,” by Mark Taylor

“Round Midnight,” by Thelonious Monk and arranged by Mike Tomaro

“Gonna Fly Now,” by Bill Conti and arranged by Jay Chattaway

“In the Mood,” by Joe Garland                       

“This is going to be a fantastic concert. Our top student jazz performers will be joined by four stellar members of the College of the Ozarks instrumental faculty to form a truly high-level jazz ensemble,” said Dr. Kevin Powers, assistant professor of music and director of bands.

“This concert will feature trumpet artist Robert Offutt who will be performing the Maynard Ferguson version of “Gonna Fly Now” from the motion picture Rocky. The Jazz Ensemble will also be performing Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood” along with many other well-known tunes. This is a concert not to be missed!”