PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

More

Monterey Jazz Festival Performs and Delights

The audience roared with applause and offered a standing ovation to the sextet, who graced the stage once again for an encore. The touring Monterey Jazz Festival performed in Eisenhower Auditorium last night, and they delighted the audience with intricate, energized melodies.

The sextet included singer Kurt Elling, guitarist Russell Malone, violinist Regina Carter, bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa, drummer Johnathan Blake, and pianist Kenny Barron, recently dubbed a “Jazz Master” by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The six musicians arranged themselves into various solos, duets, trios, quartets, and quintets throughout the performance. However, the group performed best as a full ensemble, particularly in their final number, an animated, jazzed-up version of “Nature Boy” with some musical wanderings.

Throughout the night, Elling easily transitioned between classy crooning and hyper-potent scatting that explored stratospheric octaves. Kitagawa’s throbbing solos on the upright bass reminded us that bassists can indeed find themselves at the center of attention. Malone’s clean guitar-playing was hauntingly beautiful. Blake’s electrified drumming elicited cheers and shrieks from the previously-sedate audience. And of course, Regina Carter and Kenny Barron impressed with their incredible speed, precision, and soul.

All in all, the touring Monterey Jazz Festival rocked jazzed. For everyone who attended, it was a dazzling way to spend two hours and twenty dollars. For everyone who missed the show, check out these talented musicians sometime for a real auditory treat.

[Pic]

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

State College Links
Follow on Another Platform
113kFollowers
157kFollowers
54.9kFollowers
4,570Subscribers
Other posts by Andy

Fundraiser Benefits Indian Orphans

Interested in food, music, and a good cause? Come to the HOINA Spaghetti Dinner tomorrow evening to satisfy these three interests and more.


The price of $7 includes dinner, dessert, and live instrumental music, ranging from a viola quartet to traditional Indian kirtans.


Homes of the Indian Nation (HOINA) is a nonprofit organization which runs an orphanage and school in Andhra Pradesh, India. All proceeds from the fundraiser will directly benefit the orphans themselves.


Learn more about the event after the jump.

Fourth Annual Earth Hour

Chiddy Bang Performing Soon

Cael Sanderson Signs Extension With Penn State Wrestling

The terms of the contract have not been released.

Cael Sanderson Signs Extension With Penn State Wrestling

The terms of the contract have not been released.

The Story Of Julia Cipparulo & Her Motives For Allegedly Vandalizing Penn State

“That broken ear is a permanent reminder of the dark side of Penn State University, the lives lost, and a warning. A warning that the deaths will continue unless massive change is enacted.”

Penn State Alum Charged For Campus Vandalism

In a statement sent to Onward State, Julia Cipparulo claimed to have vandalized several Penn State campus landmarks, including the Lion Shrine, on May 8.

 
Send this to a friend