Synthesis continues to dazzle audiences around the globe, leaving its mark on the world of jazz music. The award-winning instrumental jazz ensemble from Brigham Young University will perform at the Montrose Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 30.
The group's repertoire consists of a variety of jazz styles including swing, jazz, blues, rock, fusion, gospel and Latin styles. Synthesis takes you on a journey through the timeless numbers from jazz legends like Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and Louis Armstrong as well as modern numbers from current legends like Gordon Goodwin, Alan Baylock, and Mike Tomaro. And the group even performs original pieces composed by members of the group. Synthesis musicians create an engaging night of jazz music you've been waiting to hear.
Tickets are available at tix.byu.edu (scroll down to Synthesis). Cost is $10/person plus a one-time service charge.
The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.