December Jazz at the Station (Dec 14)

Who: Union Station Foundation & WSU Alumni Jazz

What: Jingle Bell jazz at the Station with the BBC5

When: 14 December 2016 • 7pm

Where: Grand Lobby, Ogden’s Union Station 

Free  • All-Ages • 2nd Wednesdays of the each monthJingle Bell Jazz at the Station 

The Union Station Foundation and WSU Alumni Jazz present Jingle Bell Jazz at the Station, a free, all-ages concert in the Grand Lobby of Ogden’s Union Station, Wednesday, 14 December, at 7pm. The program will feature the BBC5: Keven Johansen Guitar • James Schaub Bass • Benjamin Jennings Drums; featuring Don Keipp Vibraphone/percussion & Shannon Bruce Roberts Brass. They will present a variety of seasonal tunes in a light-hearted celebration of the holidays.

Don Keipp Vibraphone/percussion & Shannon Bruce Roberts Brass  both past directors of the Weber State University Jazz Ensemble. Keipp is now retired but working regularly as a jazz musician, especially with the joe McQueen Quartet. Roberts is now the Director of the WSU Bands, passing on the Jazz Ensemble to Dan Jonas.  

Guitar: Keven Johanson    Johanson s Associate Professor of Music at the University of Utah, where he teaches Jazz guitar and jazz combos, among other things. He is a board member of Jazz Arts of the MountainWest (JAM). He has been a guest performer at the 1999 Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy and guest performer at the 1999/2000 Umbria Millenium Winter Fest in Orvieto, Italy. He is well known to Utah jazz fans for his performances at many venues.

Bass: James Schaub    Schaub started playing bass among other instruments in the public school system. After high school he enrolled at Utah State University majoring in music under Dr. Larry Smith. It was here that he discovered horn band funk and the jazz art form. Currently he  lls the bass chair for most points of the Utah musical compass. During the day he teaches orchestra and guitar in the Cache County School District.

Drums: Benjamin Jennings    In addition to being a musician, Jennings also assists in producing the Jazz at the Station program. His love of jazz really began when he  rst started attending Jazz in the Skyroom, the earliest incarnation of this program, in 1998. Listening to and meeting jazz musicians changed the direction of his musical interests. He now works to share that interest with others.

Children are welcome as long as they do not disturb the performers or other audience members. Come early to make sure you have a seat. Jazz at the Station usually performs for standing-room-only audiences. 

 

For more information about this monthly program, contact co-producers Caril Jennings (crjennings@weber.edu) or Benjamin Jennings (benjaminjennings@me.com).

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