The Department of Music welcomes special guest artist Dick Oatts to perform with the UNC Charlotte Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Will Campbell.
A longtime member of the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis/Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, saxophonist Dick Oatts has also performed with the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Lester Bowie, Joe Lovano, Sam Jones-Tom Harrell, Paquito D`Rivera, Jim McNeely, Tito Puente, Kenny Wheeler, and Gunther Schuller. Internationally, Oatts has been featured with the Stockholm Jazz Orchestra, Danish Radio Big Band, Norboton Jazz Orchestra, and the UMO Big Band in Helsinki.
Oatts has also recorded and toured with small groups, such as Red Rodney, Eddie Gomez, Vic Juric, Bob Brookmeyer, Mel Lewis, Dom Salvador, Jerry Bergonzi, Flim & the BB`s, Fred Hersch, Dave Berkman, Terell Stafford, Jon Faddis, Lalo Schiffrin and Ray Mantilla.
He has accompanied such vocalists as Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Nnenna Freelon, Mel Torme, and Milton Nascimento. He has recorded solos for pop artists Luther Vandross, James Taylor, and Everything But the Girl.
Tickets are $8. CoA+A majors receive a complimentary ticket through the 49erArtsLink program.