UP Jazz Ensemble turns 40

| Written by UP Media and Public Relations Office

UP Jazz Ensemble turns 40


It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing!

Since 1977, the UP Jazz Ensemble has been thumping in the background of our collective lives in Diliman. In celebration of their 4 decades of swinging, the Abelardo Hall Concert Series 2018, Season 1 is presenting “We Jazz Turned 40” on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 3 pm and 7 pm.

Led by Prof. Raymundo “Rayben” Maigue, the ensemble served as training ground for performers, composers, arrangers and conductors. and has spawned many of our country’s young professional jazz musicians like the Ugoy-ugoy Band, Side A, Brass Munkeys, Parliament Syndicate and the AMP Big Band. Acting as host will be mainstay vocalist, Ms. Lara Maigue, an up and coming tv star, and pop and classical artist. And since improvisation and spontaneity is the heart of jazz, do not be surprised if some of our campus personalities hop on stage and jam.

We are inviting you and your friends to experience this highly celebrated group with us. The tickets, worth Php 500 and 250 (with discounts of 50% for students and 20% for seniors and PWD) may be reserved by calling Ms. Faye at 926 0026. And to add pizazz, we are encouraging everyone to come in 40s, 50s or 60s attire.

Time to celebrate the end of another semester; time to celebrate 40 years of jazz on campus.