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A jazz guitarist in a white dress shirt is playing a guitar with a sparkling green fitting plays in the spotlight while a jazz group plays in the background. A jazz guitarist in a white dress shirt is playing a guitar with a sparkling green fitting plays in the spotlight while a jazz group plays in the background.
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Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra and JAZZ ROOTS present
MISTER MAESTRO—Leonard Bernstein, the Renaissance Man of American Music

Friday, November 9, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
Adrienne Arsht Center

Ann Hampton Callaway, voice
Kirk Whalum, saxophone
Shelly Berg, piano
Scott Flavin, Conductor
Rediscover Leonard Bernstein’s powerful scores for iconic American dramas, including West Side Story and On the Waterfront, in new arrangements by Frost students and faculty. Jazz singer and Tony nominee Ann Hampton Callaway and star R&B saxophonist Kirk Whalum join Dean Shelly Berg for an unforgettable evening.
For tickets, call 305.949.6722 or visit arshtcenter.org.



A Night of Jo Lawry—Frost Extensions and Frost Jazz Vocal I

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall

Jo Lawry, singer-songwriter
Kate Reid, director of Frost JV1 and Extensions
Charlie Christenson, director of Frost Jazz Vocal 2
Top student vocal groups, directed by Kate Reid and Charlie Christenson, join songwriter and jazz/pop vocalist Jo Lawry, hailed as a “singer of dazzling self-possession” by The New York Times, on expanded arrangements of original material from her 2017 album The Bathtub and the Sea, as well as other jazz, pop, and rock tunes.
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Ingrid Jensen with the Frost Studio Jazz Band

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall

Stephen Guerra, director
Ingrid Jensen, trumpet, composer
Juno Award-winning trumpet player Ingrid Jensen is an in-demand musician and composer who has performed with a multi-generational cast of jazz and pop stars, including Clark Terry, Esperanza Spalding, and Sarah McLachlan. She joins the Frost Studio Jazz Band, directed by Stephen Guerra, on compositions written by Stephen Guerra, her sister Christine Jensen, and herself.

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Adam Rogers with the Frost Concert Jazz Band and Frost Jazz Sextet

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall

Adam Rogers, guest jazz guitar
Justin Morell, guest composer
John Daversa and Chuck Bergeron, directors
Frost Jazz Sextet, directed by Chuck Bergeron, opens the program. Frost Concert Jazz Band, directed by John Daversa, premieres Justin Morell’s new work, Guitar Concerto for Jazz Orchestra, featuring New York jazz guitar virtuoso, Adam Rogers. “In terms of melodic and rhythmic clarity, Rogers has few peers on the instrument, but his staggering technique is matched by musical sensitivity and a finely honed rapport with his quintet.” David R. Adler, Jazz Times.

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Craig Carothers Presents Nashville Songwriters in the Round

Friday, January 18, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall

Craig Carothers, singer-songwriter, guitar
Michael Logen, singer-songwriter, guitar
Pete Wasner, singer-songwriter, piano
Nashville-based “songwriter’s songwriter” Craig Carothers hosts fellow multi-genre songsmiths Pete Wasner and Michael Logen (both have written songs for artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Garth Brooks, and Willie Nelson) in a beloved, longtime tradition from the Music City’s legendary Bluebird Café: an intimate, unscripted evening of songwriters performing and telling stories of their most famous and memorable songs.
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Fire From Within—Frost School's Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

Friday, April 12, 2019, 8:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall

Charles Castleman, violin
John Daversa, electronic valve instrument
Scott Flavin, conductor
Premieres and performances by stellar Frost artists. Frost professor and the world’s most active violinist and pedagogue, maestro Charles Castleman leads David Amram’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, while Frost Studio Music and Jazz chair John Daversa solos on the premiere of Stephen Guerra’s Portrait in Blue. A new work by Henry Mancini Institute Fellow Bryan Kennard rounds out the evening.

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