UT Martin's sax quintet on tour in New Zealand
Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 10:17 am
The Messenger 05.27.11
The University of Tennessee at Martin ACSQ Saxophone Quintet is touring New Zealand through June 7, performing as guest artists at the National Saxophone Quartet Festival, which celebrates the queen’s birthday in June.
The group will also perform at a children’s hospital, an outdoor farmer’s market, a contemporary art gallery, in several rural schools, at a community performing arts center and at the University School of Music. They will perform in Auckland, Coromandel, Mt. Maunganui, Palmerston North and Wellington.
Music performed will include many styles and genres from all over the world, such as jazz, funk, klezmer, tangos and a few American works. Students will be working with New Zealand composer Michael Norris and will study the Maori culture and music.
Members of the ACSQ Saxophone Quintet include Kayce Hackett, a senior animal science major from Hendersonville; Dalton Rardin, a junior music education major from Maury City; Alan Jones, a sophomore music education major from White House; Jared Nobles, a senior music education major from Dyersburg; and Josh Gatlin, a senior music education major from Union City.