Jazz Combos: Director's Notes by Dan Aldag
There will be two concerts on April 12: one at 7 p.m., the other at 9 p.m. Three bands will play in one concert, two in another, the order yet to be determined. The bands and their music are:
Operation: Rhythmic Tornado
Justin Bertolini, trumpet; Josh Foster, trombone; Aaron Laughlin, guitar; Alex Espe, piano; Ian Taylor, bass; Thatcher Holvick-Norton, drums.
This groups blends jazz, rock and funk.
Strasbourg St. Denis—Roy Hargrove
Sprint and Strut—Justin Bertolini
Black Narcissus— by Joe Henderson
Matt Engleman's Musical Man Family Friendly Gang Band
Nev Mattinson, vibes and tenor pan; Jason Hall, guitar; Matt Engleman, bass; Tyler Burkhart, drums.
Equal parts post-modern deconstructionists and proponents of the jazz tradition.
Good Morning Anya —Jaco Pastorius
Watermelon Man—Herbie Hancock
Song to the Chiricahua—Clifford Alexis
Lauren Strella, bari sax; Ari Davie, trumpet; Craig Hull, trombone; Steven Workman, bass; Kevin Amos, drums.
Acoustic jazz without a chording instrument such as piano or guitar gives an open sound to this band with an eclectic repertoire.
Beppos to Ballard—The Tiptons Saxophone Quartet
Sabbath Prayer—Music by Jerry Bock from Fiddler On The Roof, but our version is based on Cannonball Adderley's arrangement.
La Musique Diabolique
Drew McGowan, violin; Dan Fair and Kris Lang, guitar; Steven Workman, bass.
Gypsy jazz a la Django Reinhardt with tunes that span the gamut from the traditional to the contemporary.
Metal Hurlant—Olivier Kikteff
Twice Around The Thing
Nick Durant, tenor sax; Jake Skrbina, guitar; Ryan Woempner, bass; Aaron Katz, drums.
Mainstream jazz, mostly standards with one original tune.
Jibber Jabber—Ryan Woempner
If I Were a Bell—Frank Loesser
Blues by Five—Red Garland
All of Me— Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons