The OU School of Music is hosting a jazz concert as part of the Sutton Concert Series entitled “A Night of Dancing!” Monday evening via live stream.
The concert will feature a variety of classic tunes played in classic styles, including sambas, cha-cha-chas, waltzes and swing tunes, said Jay Wilkinson, the conductor of the concert and the Coordinator of Jazz Studies at OU.
“We want our viewers at home to move the chairs and coffee table away, and dance till they drop,” Wilkinson said.
Students in the School of Music have been preparing for the performance for about a month, Wilkinson said. The concert features musicians of the OU’s two Jazz Ensembles, Jazz O and Jazz U, according to the School of Music’s website.
Wilkinson said jazz concerts differ from traditional orchestral concerts, primarily through the way in which