PARK HILLS – Vocalist Dr. Wayne Pope will return to Mineral Area College for the MAC Music Department’s annual “Afternoon of Jazz” concert.
The concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 3 p.m., April 27, in the MAC Fine Arts Theatre on the Park Hills campus.
The concert will highlight the MAC Jazz Department, including two MAC Jazz Combos and the MAC Jazz Ensemble. The ensemble will feature Dr. Pope and an afternoon of Frank Sinatra charts, including “Fly Me to the Moon,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “My Way” and many others.
Pope began professionally singing and playing at a young age and has performed music ranging from jazz to country, rock, pop, musical theater and classical. As a member of the popular Baby Boomer Concerts, he is regularly featured on the Big Band style tunes.
A resident of Bowling Green, Ky., and Professor of Music at Western Kentucky University, Pope serves as the bassist for the popular WKU Faculty Jazz Ensemble and has been a featured singer with the WKU Jazz Band and Symphony Orchestra.
As a classical vocalist, Pope is an experienced operatic, concert and recital artist who has shared his “rich, clear baritone voice” with audiences throughout the US, Italy, England, Bulgaria and Israel.
A graduate of North County High School, Pope holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Murray State University, Master of Music from Loyola University, New Orleans and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of South Carolina.
For more information about MAC’s Afternoon of Jazz, contact Michael Goldsmith, Director of Jazz at 573-518-2230.