Cameron University’s Dr. JD Little will present a faculty recital featuring the Seasons of Swing Jazz Quintet on Thursday, September 15. In addition to leading the ensemble, Little wrote the arrangements for the repertoire. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. in the McCutcheon Recital Hall. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for senior citizens, K-12 students and members of the military. Cameron students, faculty and staff are admitted at no charge with valid ID. Seating is limited; to reserve a ticket, call (580) 581-2346.
Little will demonstrate his versatility by performing on the tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, alto flute and clarinet. He will be joined by Josie French on vocals, Peter Macias on piano, K. Kay Alsobrook on bass, and William Magee on drums.
The quintet will perform numerous jazz favorites, including “‘Tis Autumn” by Henry Nemo, Duke Ellington’s “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” “How High The Moon” by Morgan Lewis and Nancy Hamilton, and “I Could Write a Book” by Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart. The repertoire also includes Cole Porter’s “What is This Thing Called Love?” and “Love for Sale,” Vernon Duke’s “Taking a Chance on Love,” “Fly Me To The Moon” by Bart Howard, “It’s Only a Paper Moon” by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg, and “Darn that Dream” by Jimmy Van Heusen and Eddie DeLange. Also included is an arrangement of the 1965 Beatles hit, “In My Life.”
Little, an assistant professor of music, teaches applied lessons on flute, clarinet and saxophone as well as courses in music theory and ear training. In addition to directing the Cameron University Jazz Ensemble, he plays lead alto saxophone in the Lawton Jazz Orchestra.