The Hofstra Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dave Lalama, will perform an “Homage to Duke Ellington” as part of its annual Peter B. Clark Memorial Scholarship Fund concert this Sunday, November 20, at 7 p.m. at The Helene Fortunoff Theater. Sharing the stage with the Ensemble will be Professor Adams Glaser, piano, and the Hofstra Vocal Jazz Quartet. The Jazz Ensemble is just one of the student performance groups within Hofstra’s Department of Music.
The concert will feature excerpts from the Nutcracker Suite, Rockin’ In Rhythm’ and Take the “A” Train. Along with the Vocal Jazz Quartet, Hofstra Professor Glaser will perform his own interpretations of Duke’s songbook and big band repertoire.
Tickets for Sunday’s concert are $10 general admission; $8 senior citizens (over 65) and non-Hofstra students with ID. Members of the Hofstra community may receive up to two free tickets upon presentation of a current HofstraCard. Tickets are available for purchase online or call the Hofstra Box Office at 516-463-6644. If seats are still available, tickets will also be sold at the door starting one hour prior to showtime.