The University of Arkansas at Monticello’s award winning Jazz One band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, with Grammy-nominated guest artist Alex Norris. The concert will be held in the fine arts center and is free and open to the public.


A New York resident, Norris performs all over the world with his own jazz group and with Ron Carter’s Great Big Band, the Mingus Big Band, the Pat Martino Quintet, Alan Ferber’s Big Band, Kyle Eastwood, Grammy Award winner Dafnis Prieto, Amina Figarova and others, according to a news release.


“He has one CD released on the Fresh Sounds/New Talent Label entitled ‘Alex Norris Quintet — A New Beginning.’ His most recent recording, ‘Alex Norris Organ Quartet- Extension Deadline,’ was released on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records and received a 4 and 1⁄2 star review in Down Beat Magazine,” according to the release.


“As a sideman, Alex has recorded on over 100 CDs; several of them for labels such as Blue Note, Verve, Impulse, Steeplechase, and Sunnyside. Alex has several of his Latin jazz compositions published by 3-2 Music in Fresno, CA. Additionally, he has a video masterclass available on www.mymusicmasterclass.com,” according to the release.


Details: UAM Division of Music, 870-460-1060.