The Union Station Foundation and WSU Alumni Jazz presents:
Jazz at the Station with Cross Town Big Band
Don Keipp, director
Wednesday, 9 October 2019
Grand Lobby, Ogden’s Union Station
This month’s concert honors Weber State University Homecoming with former WSU Jazz Ensemble Director Don Keipp’s newest jazz band.
Created in 2012, the 18-piece Crosstown Big Band is comprised not only of some of the finest professional musicians in northern Utah, but also teachers, lawyers, and musicians of other professions who simply love to play great stage band music. The purpose of the Crosstown Big Band is to educate the Ogden community on the importance of jazz, an American art form born out of the Afro-American community.
Crosstown’s repertoire covers almost 100 years of jazz and popular music. Crosstown has presented performances for Weber State University, performed for a holiday party for the members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra members, the Salt Lake Choral Artists Women’s Choir, and corporate Christmas parties.
Dr. Don Keipp is a professor emeritus from Weber State University where he primarily directed the jazz and percussion ensembles. He also created a course in world music which allowed him to travel to India, Ireland, Brazil, Cuba, and Ghana. As a percussionist, Keipp has performed with the Salt Lake City Ballet Orchestra, the New American Symphony, the Utah Symphony, the Ogden Concert Band, and the group An Evening in Brazil. On drum set he has performed with the Crestmark Orchestra from Logan, the Junction City Big Band, the Stratford Street Big Band, the Phoenix Swing and Jazz Band, and his own band, the Crosstown Big Band.
Children are welcome as long as they do not disturb the performers or other audience members. Come early to get your favorite seat. Jazz at the Station often performs for standing-room-only audiences.
Jazz at the Station is sponsored by the Union Station Foundation, WSU Alumni Jazz, and grants from R.A.M.P., and Ogden City Arts. They are also sustained by donations from their monthly jazz audiences.
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