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Jazz Orchestra Concert

November 30, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm MST

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

Morrison Center Academic Wing, Room B125

The Boise State Jazz Orchestra is Idaho’s premiere collegiate jazz orchestra and performs a wide range of music. The ensemble meets twice per week and consists of a mix of music majors and non-music majors at Boise State. The BSUJO is in frequent collaboration with other ensembles and departments on campus and seeks to provide commercial, contemporary, and jazz training for its students. The concert program includes works by Toshiko Akiyoshi, Frank Zappa, Bob Mintzer, and Frank Mantooth and will feature Dr. Rob Tapper on trombone.

Rob Tapper is Professor of Trombone and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Montana, coordinating the UM Jazz Festival, four big bands, seven small groups, an undergraduate Jazz Degree and the trombone studio. A relentless advocate for music education, Rob was awarded a Washington State “2008 Teacher of the Year Award”, was inducted into the WMEA Hall of Fame (2012) and has also received a Spokane Arts Commission “Contributions to Education” Award. As an active performer and teacher in both classical and jazz idioms, he has performed, adjudicated and recorded at many festivals, concert halls and conferences in orchestral, jazz and commercial settings around the United States, Europe and Canada. Rob is currently Principal Trombone in the Missoula Symphony and has degrees in Music Education (UNH) and Jazz and Commercial Media (Eastman). Rob is a Getzen clinician and performs exclusively on Getzen trombones.

Admission to this concert is free and open to the public.

Convenient hourly public parking for non-Boise State parking permit holders attending Music Department events is available just south of the Morrison Center in the Brady Street Garage for $3.25 per hour.  Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted at the kiosk.