Jazz department presents music of the Rolling Stones

Alex Schaaf

Next Thursday and Friday, March 12-13, the Lawrence University Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble will present the U.S. premiere of “STONE AGE: Music of the Rolling Stones,” a musical project created by Tim Ries and Matt Harris and brought to Lawrence by Fred Sturm. Lawrence will be the first place in the United States to perform this particular concert.
If you have ever wondered what a big band jazz version of the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction” sounded like, this concert should provide the answer. The program’s 12 Rolling Stones selections include hits “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “Honky Tonk Women,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” and “Wild Horses,” among others.
“We won’t be imitating the Stones’ recordings like a ‘cover’ band would,” Sturm said. “Stones fans will certainly recognize all of the tunes, but we’ll be recasting them with fresh harmonies, unique rhythms, and the power and colorful shadings of an 18-piece jazz ensemble.”
The concert will be free, but tickets will be required. A large turnout is expected, so be sure to pick up tickets beforehand, especially since the show will be performed in Stansbury Theatre, offering less seating than if it were put on in the chapel.