Jazz Band

Posted by Philip Poole on 2014-10-29

By Jimmy Lichtenwalter

Samford University's popular Jazz Band will present their fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4 in the Brock Recital Hall.

"We'll be playing some modern pieces," said senior guitar player Michael Naro. "I'll be playing some Pat Metheny, who is a legendary jazz guitarist."

According to director Grant Dalton, the Jazz Band concert will cover a wide variety of music in addition to modern jazz.

"The concert will be pretty eclectic," he said. "The band will perform everything from swing band to Latin.

"That is one of the beautiful things about working with a jazz band like one at Samford: anything goes. We certainly do not shy away from tackling pieces that are not considered to be traditional jazz."

The 19-member group recently returned from a three-day mini-tour.


Jimmy Lichtenwalter is a journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in the Office of Marketing and Communication.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.