TROY vocal jazz ensemble ‘frequency’ to present two concerts in February

Posted: Wednesday, 06 February 2013

TROY- Troy University’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble, frequency, will be performing twice in Pike County during the month of February, the first of which will take place Thursday night at Studio 116 in Brundidge.

Thursday’s concert will begin at 7 p.m. Studio 116 is located at 116 South Main Street.

“My colleagues, Chris Rich and Sara Dismukes, have invested their time and energies into creating a wonderfully vibrant and very cool artist space on Main Street in Brundidge, and we are looking forward to performing an eclectic set there,” said Diane Orlofsky, director of University Choirs and founder and Artistic Director of frequency.

The 14 voices of frequency, along with the instrumental combo, will perform jazz arrangements of familiar pieces such as Scarborough Fair and the Beatles’ Come Together, lesser-known jazz pieces such as the Pat Metheny piece, Travels, and Waters of March. The performance also will include duets and solos featuring songs of folk and blues origins.

“I like to program something for everyone and this concert is no exception,” Orlofsky said.

Two weeks later, frequency will perform in another local studio setting. The ensemble will take the stage at The Studio, 300 E. Walnut St. in Troy, on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The performance will begin at 7 p.m.

“Both performance spaces offer an intimacy with the performing artists; the kind of performance venue that serves the goals of frequency well,” Orlofsky said. “The students enjoy this art form and spend long hours trying to perfect their blend and their vision of what the music should convey. Singing in frequency is a very collaborative music-making experience for these young musicians and they emerge much better listeners and vocalists as a result of their participation.”

Members of frequency are:

  • Alyson Stroh
  • Jordan Ratliff
  • Stephanie Washburn
  • Dillon Worley
  • Blake Eubanks
  • David Caddell
  • Carlton Copeland
  • Melanie Sims
  • Amy Griffin
  • Hannah Moore
  • Ashley Horton
  • Aaron Wine
  • Daniel Murphy
  • Cody Irwin
  • Tyler Logan (keyboard and vocals)
  • Wendy Cho (keyboard)
  • Garrett Brown (guitar)
  • Johari Harris (percussion)
  • David Barnes (bass)
  • Stephen Kreitemeyer (sound)

Troy University Vocal Jazz Ensemble. frequency, will perform two concerts in Pike County in February, including Thursday night's performance at Studio 116 in Brundidge.