RIC Concert Jazz Band’s annual winter concert, Dec. 13

The RIC Concert Jazz Band, directed by Joseph Foley, will perform a collection of standards in this year’s annual winter concert, showcasing the talent of RIC’s coolest cats. The concert, which features a mix of swing, Latin, ballads, blues and funk, will be held on Monday, Dec. 13, at 8 p.m. in the Nazarian Center’s Sapinsley Hall.

Joseph Foley teaches RIC jazz students.
Foley, principal trumpet in the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, has over 50 brass arrangements to his credit, many of which have been recorded by the Atlantic Brass Quintet, of which he is a founding member. He is an associate professor of music at Rhode Island College and teaches jazz classes and trumpet players. This will be his fifth year leading the RIC Winter Jazz concert.

“Jazz is truly America's music. It’s our art form. It originated here, and we feel it is important to keep this music alive in our community,” said Foley.

“This year's program will feature some great older charts from the libraries of Count Basie, Oliver Nelson, Miles Davis, Sammy Nestico and Maynard Ferguson,” said Foley. “We also have some newer selections by terrific contemporary composers such as Gordon Goodwin, Jeff Jarvis, Bob Curnow, Mike Dana and Fred Sturm.”

For a full program of the concert, click here.

Tickets for the 2010 RIC Jazz Band Winter Concert are $10 with discounts for seniors and non-RIC students; free for RIC faculty, alumni, students and staff. For your convenience, tickets can be purchased as follows: in advance via Visa, MasterCard or Discover by calling (401) 456-8144 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; or in the lobby of the appropriate performance venue, which will open for sales two hours prior to performance start time.