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Jazz Band holds fall concert

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The High School Jazz Combo and Jazz Band performed Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Gordon Parks Arts Hall.

As the culmination of their fall quarter work, the jazz band combo played “Cherokee” by Ray Noble, “Tell Me a Bedtime Story” by Herbie Hancock, “Footprints” by Wayne Shorter arranged by Terence Blanchard, and “Two Sisters“ by senior and pianist Sam DuBose.

“I enjoy playing jazz because it is a social music, you never play the same song the same way twice,” Henry Cassel, senior and bassist for the High School Jazz Combo, said. “You are always improvising and bouncing ideas off of the other people in the band. Maybe you have an idea and someone wants to echo it and you echo it back to them. And it’s just very spontaneous. It’s a group activity because everyone has an equal part in it.”

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Jazz Band holds fall concert