Dixie State University’s music department will present the “Young Lions of Jazz” in a benefit concert for the Dove Center. The concert will be held July 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dolores Doré Eccles Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. Musicians will play jazz tunes from the ’50s and ’60s. Admission is free.
“Our hope is that our community will come together for a great cause and enjoy some fine music,” said Glenn Webb, co-organizer and percussionist. “We’ll have two generations of local jazz musicians on the stage: the young lions with bright futures and the old cats supporting them.”
“The term ‘Jazz Young Lions’ comes from recording of jazz newcomers in 1960, all of whom went on to have stellar careers in the hard-bop genre of jazz,” said Carlyle Potter, co-organizer and bassist. “During the ’90s, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis resurrected the term ‘Young Lions’ by introducing young jazz musicians who played the hard-bop style of the ’50s and ’60s.”
All concert proceeds will go to DOVE Center. DOVE Center services are free of charge and completely confidential.