Florida State University alumna Inga Swearingen will kick off the College of Music’s 2022-23 University Musical Associates (UMA) concert season as featured guest vocalist in a jazz faculty concert a Friday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Opperman Music Hall. Tickets are free for FSU students with an ID, $7 for seniors and non-FSU students and $10 for general admission.
Swearingen will join three-time FSU alumna and vocalist Avis Berry and jazz faculty members Scotty Barnhart (trumpet), David Detweiler (saxophone), Kevin Jones (trombone), Bill Peterson (piano), Rodney Jordan (bass) and Leon Anderson Jr. (percussion) in a selection of jazz standards and contemporary hits.
Works for the evening include familiar favorites such “Ain’t Misbehavin'” (Fats Waller), “Birk’s Works” (Dizzy Gillespie) and “The Nearness of You” (Hoagy Carmichael). Other songs include a new composition by Peterson and the African American spiritual “Down by the Riverside.”
This performance will also be live-streamed at wfsu.org. The University Musical Associates season will include more exciting events that feature FSU’s bands, orchestras and choirs. See the season lineup and buy tickets here.