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Steve Story to headline Country/Jazz Fusion concert

Multi-instrumentalist, educator and producer Steve Story will join the Lawton Jazz Orchestra and the CU Jazz Ensemble for a night of country and jazz classics. Cameron University’s annual Country Jazz Fusion concert takes place on Tuesday, November 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre.

Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens, military members and students K-12. CU students, faculty and staff are admitted free with CU-ID. To reserve a seat, call (580)581-2346 during business hours. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.cameron.edu/art-music-and-theatre/events/buy-tickets.

The Lawton Jazz Orchestra, made up of musicians from the Lawton/Fort Sill community, will open the concert with “Stompin’ at the Savoy” and “Cheep Tricks.” The ensemble will then be joined by Story and pedal steel guitarist Steve Palousek for “Secret Love,” “Ain’t It Funny How Time Slips Away,” “Milk Cow Blues,”“Night Life” and “Fly Me to the Moon.”

Following a brief intermission, the CU Jazz Ensemble, composed primarily of CU music students, will present “Blues in Hoss Flatt.” Vocalist Lillie Wright will join the group for “Blue Moon” and “Foggy Day.” Story and Palousek will perform with the Jazz Ensemble for familiar country classics “For the Good Times,” “South of the Border,” “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” and “All of Me.”

Story, a gifted multi-instrumentalist (violin, guitar and pedal-steel guitar) and vocalist, has performed on the Grand Ole Opry, Red Steagall's “Somewhere West of Wall Street,” “Nashville Now,” “Music City Tonight,” “New Country” and the National Finals Rodeo with Red Steagall. He has toured and/or recorded with a host of well-known artists over the past 30 years, including Ricky Van Shelton, Ray Price, Shelby Lynne, Steve Warner, George Strait, Tom T. Hall, Willie Nelson and Glen Campbell.

Story is a regular visitor to high schools, colleges and universities, where he provides jazz clinics and concerts. He also records, produces, and performs with Steve Story Music.

Members of the Cameron Jazz Ensemble include Isaiah Moncrief, Altus; Darien King, Duncan; Owen Ellis and Melody Veloz, Elgin; Eddie Clark, Collin Fallon, Michele Jones, Dr. Lucas Kaspar, Hayley Kousman, Peter Macias, Nicolas Raso and Lillie Wright, Lawton/Fort Sill; Lonnie Snodgrass, Marlow; and Irmtraud Bryant, Medicine Park. -.

Kaspar and Snodgrass are also members of the Lawton Jazz Orchestra, joining community members from throughout southwest Oklahoma. These include K. Kay Alsobrook, Monty Booker, Jarom Christenson, Derik Daubenspeck, Brian Francis, Pam Francis, Derek Griner, David Jackson, Tai Livingston, Daniel Rogers, Randy Smith and Cody Walsh.

Dr. JD Little, associate professor of music, is the conductor of both ensembles.

This concert is made possible by Cameron University Lectures and Concerts.



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