The Cameron University Department of Music will present the 32nd Annual Country/Jazz Fusion Concert, featuring the Blackberry Bushes Stringband, on Thursday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre. Also appearing will be the Cameron University Jazz Ensemble and the Cameron/Lawton Community Jazz Ensemble, both directed by Dr. Mike Compton. The concert, sponsored by Cameron University Lectures and Concert Series, is open to the public at no charge. General admission seating will be limited to 450 patrons.
The Blackberry Bushes Stringband is an alternative-folk group from the rain-drenched forests of Olympia, Wash., whose innovative acoustic sound draws from the deep roots of American traditional music. The result is a rich patchwork that shares threads with artists like Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Sean Hayes, and Crooked Still. Their live show is joyous and vibrant with an intention to move the audience in their hearts and out of their seats. Their debut studio album, “Little Bit of Grace,” was released in 2010.
The Blackberry Bushes Stringband will collaborate with both the Cameron University Jazz Ensemble and the Cameron University/Lawton Community Jazz Ensemble.
The program for the night includes arrangements of Carlos Antonio Jobim's "Wave," New York jazz-funk band The Brecker Brothers' hit tune "Some Skunk Funk," the timeless ballad "Georgia On My Mind,” the Benny Goodman/Gene Krupa hit "Sing Sing Sing" and the ballad "I Remember Clifford," written in memory of trumpet player Clifford Brown.
For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Music at 580-581-2440.
October 23, 2012