OA Briefs: Ray Smith April 24, 2009

BYU music professor Ray Smith to bring saxophone talents to Mesa State College

If you love jazz and the sound of the saxophone, take advantage of two upcoming opportunities to see saxophonist Ray Smith.

Smith is a professor and the director of jazz studies at Brigham Young University and part of the jazz big band Synthesis, which has performed at numerous festivals around the world.

Along with the saxophone, Smith plays the flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon.

• Smith joins the Mesa State College Faculty Jazz Quartet for a performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the Recital Hall in the Moss Performing Arts Center on campus.

The concert is part of the Guest Artist Recital Series.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students and children.

• On Monday, April 27, Smith plays with the Mesa State College Jazz Ensemble and the Palisade High School Jazz Band.

The concert is at 7:30 p.m. in Robinson Theatre in the Moss Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students and children.

To purchase tickets in advance, call the college box office at 248-1604.


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