ST. BONAVENTURE - Combo Nuvo, one of New York's leading jazz ensembles, will perform a holiday program at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the fourth concert of the Friends of Good Music season at St. Bonaventure University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.
The improvisational ensemble is composed of some of New York City's leading jazz artists, such as Dave Schroeder, artistic director and harmonica specialist, special guest saxophonist and Grammy winner Billy Drewes, and renowned arranger and composer Rich Shemaria. For Saturday's performance, Drewes replaces Lenny Pickett, musical director for ''Saturday Night Live.'' Pickett was originally scheduled as one of the guest artists, but is committed to that night's live airing of SNL.
Combo Nuvo will perform some of the original compositions from the CD ''Nouveau Sketches'' along with their own arrangements of beloved holiday songs. The group is featured on the forthcoming CD ''Christmas from the Blue Note,'' recorded at New York City's legendary jazz club by an array of accomplished guest artists.
Tickets are $20 at full cost, $16 for St. Bonaventure staff and senior citizens, and $5 for students. For tickets and information, call The Quick Center box office at 375-2494.
For each Friends of Good Music performance, The Quick Center will open its galleries one hour before the performance and keep them open throughout the intermission. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Museum admission is free and open to the public year round. For more information, visit www.sbu.edu/quickcenter.