Spring Jazz to link renowned stars, ETSU ensembles
Internationally renowned jazz vocalist Lisanne Lyons and trumpeter Bobby Keating will join East Tennessee State University student ensembles on stage for “Vocal-Ease: Spring Jazz at the Millennium” on Friday, May 2.
The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Millennium Centre.
Lyons began her career as a featured vocalist for the U.S. Air Force bands. During her years in the service, she performed and traveled worldwide with the NORAD Command Band, 504th Air Force Band of the Golden Gate and U.S. Air Force Academy Falconaires.
Lyons earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at the University of Miami, and is now on the jazz vocal faculty at the University of Miami School of Music.
Keating has taught at Gulliver Academy in Miami for the past 25 years. His band has received superior ratings for 17 consecutive years, and his concert and jazz bands have won many local and national awards.
Lyons and Keating will be joined by Greyscale, ETSU’s jazz-pop fusion vocal ensemble, and the ETSU Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. David Champouillon, a Bach Trumpets Artist/Clinician and professor of trumpet and jazz studies in the ETSU Department of Music.
Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. Advance tickets are available by visiting www.etsu.edu/cas/music or calling the Department of Music at 439-4276; tickets will also be sold at the door.
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