Sharing the sound of jazz

Jazz Central and Jazz Lab 1 perform April 7 at Staples Family Concert Hall

| Author: Emily Stulz

CMU School of Music’s two "student jazz ensembles will perform Sunday, April 7, at Staples Family Concert Hall in the Music Building.

Leading up to the concert, Jazz Central and Jazz Lab 1 are fine-tuning the details. Both ensembles perform challenging music that was written for professional musicians.

“It is very rewarding to witness and be a part of the success of the students,” said director Robbie Smith, who has been directing jazz ensembles at CMU for more than 19 years.

Jazz Central performs at 2 p.m., and Jazz Lab 1 performs at 5 p.m. Both performances will include music from a variety of jazz composers, and every song will feature student soloists.

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