Contact: Victoria Winkelman or Kami Duncan
SMU Meadows School of the Arts
(214) 768-3785 or (214) 768-2788

April 16, 2002


DALLAS (SMU) -- The Meadows Jazz Orchestra's Jazz Octet at SMU's Meadows School of the Arts presents "Cool School Chamber Music" on Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m. in the Bob Hope Theatre, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus. Parking is available at Hillcrest and Binkley and in the garage beneath the Meadows Museum. The concert is free, and no ticket is required.

The program will include “Boplicity” by Miles Davis, “Yearnin’” by Oliver Nelson and selections from the Dave Pell Octet, a Los Angeles-based jazz group founded in 1953 and still going strong today. Works to be performed from the Dave Pell repertoire include “Cheerful Little Earful,” “Mountain Greenery” and “You’re My Everything,” all composed and arranged by Marty Paich, Shorty Rogers and Bill Holman.

The Meadows Jazz Orchestra is directed by Akira Sato. A trumpet player and composer, Sato received a master's degree in jazz arranging from UNT, where he was a member of the One O'Clock Lab Band and the director of the Three O'Clock Lab Band. His compositions and arrangements have been performed by various ensembles, including the Jazz Ambassadors and the Army Blues, and have been recorded on the One O'Clock Lab Band CDs "Lab '98," "Lab '99" and "Lab '01."