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Department of music to host November 8 jazz concert

ISSUED: 2 November 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — The Shepherd University Department of Music will present a night of jazz at the Frank Center’s W. H. Shipley Recital Hall on Thursday, November 8, at 7:30 p.m. with the Shepherd University Jazz Combos, under the direction of Kevin Pace. The concert is free and open to the public.

Performing “Jordu” by Duke Jordan, “Sandu” by Clifford Brown, “Tenderly” by Walter Gross/Jack Lawrence, and “Exactly Like You” by Dorothy Fields/Jimmy McHugh will be Arden Cline on trombone, John Toloczko on trumpet, Shania Isenberg on drums, Jennifer Forbes on piano, and Kevin Pace on bass. An arrangement by John Partington of Hank Mobley’s “My Groove Your Move,” “Django” by John Lewis, “Stolen Moments” by Oliver Nelson, and “Hi-Fly” by Randy Weston will be played by John Partington on alto saxophone, Joanie Dyer on tenor saxophone, Chris Goodridge on trumpet, Ismael Salgado on drums, Jennifer Forbes on piano, and Sam Ellis on bass.

A winner of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, Pace has toured throughout Germany and Austria and appeared at the East Coast Jazz Festival, where he returned as an assistant clinician for the 2002 festival and as a member of the Adam Janjigian Quartet in 2004 and 2005. Pace has completed the soundtrack for Elon University’s Global Studies CD-ROM (Carpe Viam Press, 2001) and “How To Carve A Pumpkin” (Beardog Productions, 2004), an independent film by Rady Large. Pace has performed in the orchestra of the Long Leaf Opera Company of Durham, North Carolina, and in pit orchestras for musicals such as “Urinetown,” “A Chorus Line,” “The Music Man,” and “Company.”

For more information, call 304-876-5555 or visit

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