saxophonist Derek Brown and the jazz ensemble in concert | Music school
The Baylor University Jazz Ensemble will present its second program of the 2021-2022 concert season on Thursday, October 7 starting at 7:30 p.m. at Jones Concert Hall, located in the Glennis McCrary Music Building.
This talented group of twenty student musicians performs under the direction of Alex Parker, Senior Lecturer in Jazz Studies and Director of the Wayne Fisher Jazz Program at Baylor University.
The special guest artist will be Derek Brown, an innovative saxophonist whose one-of-a-kind solo project “BEATBoX SAX” has flourished on the global music scene. He has over thirty million views on social media and has appeared on international television and the weekend edition of NPR. Derek Brown has given solo concerts in all fifty United States and over twenty-five countries around the world. Known for his boundless energy on stage, his creative interaction with audiences, and his musical depth, his live performances always surprise and delight.
The program opens with the Baylor University Jazz Ensemble performing “3-2-1-0” by Oliver Nelson, followed by the Jesper Riis arrangement of “African Skies” by Michael Brecker.
Then, Derek Brown will join the Jazz Ensemble to perform solo in five of his own compositions: “A Simple Gesture”, “Again”, “All Figured Out”, “Hope for the Best” and “Human Error”.
This concert is free and open to the public. It is also available for live streaming at baylor.edu/music/live.