Gordon in the News: last updated 10/20/2006

An Outstanding Night of Jazz

Office of College Communications

WENHAM, MA - The Gordon College Jazz Ensemble will perform a night of swing, Latin and fusion on Thursday, February 23 at 8 p.m. in the Phillips Recital Hall at Gordon College.

The Gordon College Jazz Ensemble is a 25-piece group that delights the campus and community with performances of favorite jazz standards as well as lesser-known treasures. Students of all majors join friends of the Music Department under the direction of Dr. David Rox to form the ensemble.

Admission is $11 for adults and $8 for seniors and children under 12. Tickets can be purchased on-line by visiting the Gordon College web site at www.gordon.edu or by calling the Gordon College ticket line at 978.867.3400.

David W. Rox is a professor of music at Gordon College, where since 1981 he has conducted many instrumental ensembles including the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble. During this time he has served as the Director of the Music Education Program and has taught lower brass instruments to Gordon students. Dr. Rox holds an undergraduate degree from Gordon College in Music Education, and MM and Ed.D degrees from Boston University. He has conducted ensembles throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, including important venues in London, Paris, Cannes, Monaco, Genoa, Quebec, and at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston.

The Phillips Recital Hall is one of the most beautiful indoor spaces on campus. A model of optimal acoustic performance and architectural creativity, the Recital Hall continues to astound audiences and performers alike. The hall seats close to 200 people and features a retractable sound curtain for acoustic adjustment, an upper-level mezzanine, audio and video recording equipment, performance lighting, and a Walcher tracker-action organ installed in a second-story loft.

For information on the Jazz Ensemble or the Music Department at Gordon College, call Joanne Collins at 978.867.4364.

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Gordon College is a Christian college of the liberal arts and sciences on Boston's North Shore. The college offers majors in 36 fields and has graduate programs in education and music education. Leading the way in Christian college merit, Gordon is nationally ranked for its excellence in academics and its role in character building. These achievements recognize Gordon as one of the nation's top Christian colleges.