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    Jazz Orchestra’s Fall Concert Features Latin and Afro-Cuban Music

    Latin beats and Cuban heat will fire up the Carrollton Jazz Orchestra’s fall show at the Center for the Arts, November 2.

    “This concert features music mostly from the Latin and Afro-Cuban tradition,” said pianist and Carroll Symphony Orchestra director, Terry Lowry. “We are playing several tunes from Stan Kenton’s 1956 album, Cuban Fire, one of the greatest big band albums of all time. We will also play music by Bill Russo and Count Basie. We are excited to welcome Jazz 1, from Jacksonville State University, led by Dr. Andy Nevala, who will open the show.” 

    Featuring members of the Carroll County Symphony Orchestra, the Carrollton Jazz Orchestra is a 20-piece band-in-residence at the Carrollton Center for the Arts. The CJO features the traditional instrumentation of the big band, including saxophone, trombone, trumpet and rhythm sections augmented by additional reeds, brass and percussion as needed. CJO is a collective of selected musicians from a broad spectrum of musical and personal backgrounds.

    The orchestra usually performs two concerts per season, this season on November 2, 2019, and May 7, 2020. Tickets are available at carrolltonarts.com, by phone at (770) 838-1083 or at the Center for the Arts box office.

    What: Carrollton Jazz Orchestra Presents: A Night of Latin & Afro-Cuban Jazz
    When: November 2 at 7:30 p.m.
    Where: Carrollton Center for the Arts
    Tickets: $15 Adult $10 Youth

    For questions concerning the Carrollton Center for the Arts, please call Arts Superintendent Tim Chapman at (770) 838-1083.