CCM's Jazz Ensemble

CCM’s Jazz Ensemble.

CCM’s Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band celebrate a great American tradition with “Heart and Soul – The Music of Hoagy Carmichael” at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, in UC’s Corbett Auditorium. Scott Belck and Dominic Marino conduct.

In the typical folksy style for which Carmichael was so widely loved, “Heart and Soul” features timeless classics like “The Nearness of You,” “Skylark” and “Stardust,” brought to life in the contemporary arrangements of guest composer Brent Wallarab and the acclaimed stylings of guest vocalist Mary Ellen Tanner. The concert will also feature a special tribute to our veterans and Glenn Miller’s Army Air Corps Band.

About Brent Wallarab
Brent Wallarab has transcribed and edited over 300 masterworks for jazz orchestra and is considered one of the leading authorities on historical composition for jazz orchestras such as those of Duke Ellington, Sy Oliver, Fletcher Henderson and Gil Evans. In 1992, he was appointed a specialist in jazz for the Smithsonian Institution and serves as transcriber, researcher, editor and adviser for the Smithsonian’s extensive jazz program; he has been instrumental in cataloging and identifying many pieces from the Ellington archives housed at the Smithsonian Institution. Wallarab is currently an assistant professor of jazz studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

About Mary Ellen Tanner
Cincinnati favorite Mary Ellen Tanner, best known as a cast member of Bob Braun’s “50-50 Club” on WLWT, grew up in Covington and Fort Mitchell. She made her public singing debut as a child in the choir of the Main Street Methodist Church in Covington. Since then, she has enjoyed a long career performing with the Deke Moffitt Big Band, Dee Felice and his Mixed Feelings Band, the Frank Vincent Trio and as a regular on Nick Clooney’s WCPO variety television show in the early 1970s. Tanner taught as an adjunct professor for 11 years in CCM’s Department of Jazz Studies and has recorded numerous jazz albums.

Performance Time
7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11

Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets to “Heart and Soul – The Music of Hoagy Carmichael” are $12 for general admission, $6 for non-UC students and FREE for UC students with valid ID. Concert flex ticket packages are also available.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online at

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit for more information on parking rates.

For directions to CCM Village, visit

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

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