Sheridan College to present jazz concert Nov. 1

The Sheridan College Jaztet and Jazz Ensemble will present a free concert Sunday, Nov. 1. (Courtesy photo)

The Arts at Sheridan College will present a jazz concert starting at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1 at Whitney Center for the Arts.

The college’s Jazz Studies Fall 2020 Concert will feature the Sheridan College Jazztet combo and the Sheridan College Jazz Ensemble big band. The Jazztet is a quintet that focuses on improvisation. The performance will be directed by Dr. Eric Richards, director of jazz studies.

The concert is open free to the public, but tickets are required.

Members of the Jazztet include Riley Paris of Casper on alto saxophone, Isaac Grimes of Sheridan on drums and vibraphone, Eric Amadasun of Nigeria on drums and music faculty members McKay Fleck on bass and Dr. Richards on piano. The Jazztet program will feature music by Thelonius Monk, Mongo Santamaria and Roy Hargrove.

The Jazz Ensemble program will include “Road Song” by Wes Montgomery, arranged by Mark Taylor and featuring Colin Stroup on guitar and Jason McArthur on tenor saxophone. Both are from Sheridan.

In addition, the performance will feature “Europa” by Carlos Santana and arranged by Richards, featuring Tab Barker of Sheridan on tenor saxophone; “Bad Dog” with Tim Doolin of Sheridan on trumpet and Grimes on vibes; and “Crescent River Ramble” by Eric Morales, featuring Paris on clarinet and Grimes on drums.

Tickets to the performance are available online at or by calling the Whitney Center for the Arts box office at (307) 675-0360.

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