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USN Commodores swing in Pearson

October 28, 2012 • Local News


The U.S. Navy’s Commodores jazz ensemble performs “Cry Me A River,” with Musician 1st Class Casey Elliott on voice. Ilissa Gilmore Photo

The U.S. Navy’s Commodores jazz ensemble delivered a spirited performance showcase Friday night at Pearson Auditorium.

With a count of “1, 2 — 1, 2, 3, 4!” the band launched into lively renditions of swing and big band standards, including works by jazz legends Stan Kenton and Count Basie, as well as original compositions.

The pieces featured solo performances from each member of the 17-piece ensemble, which included trumpets, trombones, saxophones, drums, Login to read more

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