Salt Lake City

World-Class Jazz Group to Play Free Gallivan Concert


October 2, 2013
Contact: Art Raymond

World-Class Jazz Group to Play Free Gallivan Concert

SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City is pleased to host the award-winning and internationally acclaimed jazz ensemble from Brigham Young University, Synthesis, to the Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main Street, on Friday, Oct. 4 from 8-10 p.m. for a free community concert.

Named by Downbeat Magazine as 2013’s top college big band, Synthesis brings a repertoire that flows through swing, jazz, blues, rock, fusion, gospel and Latin styles. In addition to hearing the band’s original music, the Gallivan audience can expect to hear timeless numbers from the likes of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and Louis Armstrong.

“This is a fabulous opportunity for Salt Lake City residents and visitors to enjoy a world-class jazz performance in the heart of the City, free of charge,” said Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker. “Everyone is invited to not only hear, but also dance to big-band sound in our beautiful downtown setting.”

In just the last few years, Synthesis has toured Brazil, Norway, Denmark, the U.K., Spain and Portugal. Synthesis has proven it’s not just any college group. The band has performed at prestigious events like the Montreux International Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland, the Jazz at Juan festival on the French Riviera and the Pori International Jazz Festival in Finland.

Go here to hear some of the band’s numbers and view videos of past performances.