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Duquesne Jazz Ensemble Pays Tribute to ‘70s Horn Bands

The Mary Pappert School of Music's Jazz Ensemble, led by director Mike Tomaro, will pay tribute to four iconic bands at The Music of the '70s Horn Bands on Wednesday, March 18, at 8:30 p.m. in the Duquesne Union Ballroom.

The concert will feature singers Michael Warren, Anastasia Hagermann and Natalie Tomaro as well as guest soloists, including guitarists/music school faculty Bill Purse, Mark Koch and Ken Karsh; trombonist/music school faculty member Jeff Bush; and trumpeters Joe Badaczewski and J.D. Chaisson.

The first half of the concert, titled The Rock Element, will feature classic horn numbers by Chicago (including Saturday in the Park and 25 Or 6 To 4) and Blood, Sweat & Tears (including Spinning Wheel and You Made Me So Very Happy).

After intermission, The Funky Stuff segment will kick off with time-honored songs by Tower of Power (including What is Hip? and Soul Vaccination) as well as numbers by Rock and Roll-Hall-of-Fame members Earth, Wind & Fire (including Fantasy, Getaway and Shining Star).

Tomaro, who is professor of music and chair of jazz studies, arranged all versions of the 22 numbers that will be performed at the concert.

A $10 donation is suggested for admission to The Music of the '70s Horn Bands. For more information, contact the Mary Pappert School of Music at 412.396.6083.

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