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Nevada County Picayune-Times - Prescott, AR
  • Arts Council gets jazzy

  • Hope's very own Jazz Cats from Hope High School and a Hope native, Les Pack, will be joining the University of Arkansas at Monticello Jazz Ensemble on Thursday night at Hempstead Hall.
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  • Hope's very own Jazz Cats from Hope High School and a Hope native, Les Pack, will be joining the University of Arkansas at Monticello Jazz Ensemble on Thursday night at Hempstead Hall. The Southwest Arkansas Arts Council, or SWAAC, is hosting the event, which begins at 7 p. m. on the campus of UACCH. “Mark Windham and Hope's own Les Pack will be directing the Jazz Ensemble Thursday night,” according to Gary Meggs UAM Band Director. “A smaller jazz combo, featuring UAM faculty will also perform.” The program will include songs such as Thelonious Monk's “Straight, No Chaser;” “Two O'Clock Jump,” by Harry James, Bennie Goodman, and Count Basie; Lou Marini's “I Can't Get Started,” and “Brisa Quente,” by Les Pack, featuring Les on guitar. “Attendees are invited to join the SWAAC before the show in the rotunda of Hempstead Hall for wonderful Southwest Arkansas Arts Council refreshments,” Jeff Cook, interim director of SWAAC said. Tickets for the performance are $10 for adults, $8 for SWAAC members, and $5 for students, or $4 for SWAAC student members. The tickets are available at the door, by calling the ArtStation at 870-777-2589, or by e-mailing swaac13@gmail.com.
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