Jazz concert to feature KC hip hop big band, Brass and Boujee, Oct. 9

Brass and Boujee

Wichita, Kan. –Friends University will present its homecoming concert, Concert Jazz Band and Brass and Boujee, Saturday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m.

The Concert Jazz Band, presenting pieces by Stan Kenton, Charles Mingus and Count Basie, will be joined by Kansas City-based hip hop big band, Brass and Boujee.

This innovative, twenty-person-band is the newest collaboration between trombonist and arranger Marcus Lewis and emcees Kemet Coleman and Kadesh Flow. Combining hip hop and big band jazz sounds, Lewis creates a blended sound that draws in fans of jazz, hip hop and beyond. Both Coleman and Flow are accomplished rappers in their own careers and deliver their linguistic art form amidst jazz improvisation.

Brass and Boujee is possibly the most effective vehicle to unite all generations of jazz fans. It is my honor to be able to bring together sordid groups of music lovers with the hopes that young people might dig into the big band tradition and seasoned jazz enthusiast might just find some hip hop music that catches their ear,” said Dr. Nick Schroeder, interim program director of jazz.

Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $9 for students and seniors. The performance will take place in Sebits Auditorium in Riney Fine Arts Center on the Friends University campus at 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, Kan.

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or visit friends.edu/fineartstickets.

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.