The Grouptet will play 3 songs from Movement with the PA String Quartet in preparation for the Premier Concert, "Movement with Strings” with the Idaho State Civic Symphony (ISCS) (http://www.thesymphony.us/).
With Justin Nielsen-piano (Boise Idaho) Ryan Nielsen- trumpet (Salt Lake City, Utah) Jonathan Armstrong-saxophones (Pocatello, Idaho) and Aaron Miller- bass (Rexburg, Idaho), look forward to seeing you there!
Dominican Republic | Sept. 29-Oct. 1 | EVENTS AT UNC AND SHARP 9 GALLERY
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I'm excited to let our community know about the return of the Dominican Jazz Project to the area. Following a southern states tour, my colleagues from the Dominican Republic and I will give clinics and perform at UNC and at the Durham Sharp 9 Gallery as follows:
Saturday, September 29 - FREE CLINICS | from 1:30-3pm at UNC in the Kenan Music Building as follows:
Concepts of Caribbean Drum Set and Percussion Styles Guy Frometa and David Almengod in Kenan Music Building 2131
Concepts of Dominican Saxophone Styles Sandy Gabriel in Kenan Music Building 2030
Jazz Bass Concepts Jeffry Eckels in Kenan Music Building 2002
PRESS: • Represented Summit Records on the ballots of the 17th Annual Latin Grammy® Awards - “Best New Artist” and “Best Jazz CD” and 59th Annual Grammy® Awards - "Best Latin Jazz Recording” and “Best Instrumental Composition”
• 2016's best Latin/Brazilian jazz recordings - Ken Frackling, Jazz Notes
• “Full of creative energy and the joy of musical discovery” —Mark Sullivan, All About Jazz
The Dominican Jazz Project began when Dominican jazz artist, Guillo Carias, invited American jazz pianist, Stephen Anderson, to perform with him at the 2014 Jazzomania Jazz Festival in Santo Domingo, DominicanRepublic, that was hosted by the Quisqueya 96.1 FM jazz radio program. Following the concert, drummer, Guy Frómeta, invited Anderson to return to Santo Domingo to perform with his group for the Casa de Teatro Jazz Festival a few months later. Frómeta’s group was joined by one of the nation’s finest tenor saxophonists, Sandy Gabriel. Their collective friendship grew further with that experience, and following the festival, they determined to record together.
What intrigued Anderson when he visited the Dominican Republic is that while Dominican musicians are very much at home playing Afro-Cuban/clave-based music, their traditional music also has a variety of other lesser known grooves that are not commonly played in Latin jazz today outside of the Dominican Republic. Consequently, the Dominican Jazz Project recording demonstrates a powerful fusion of native Dominican grooves, like the Mangulina, Pambiche, Ga-Ga, and the Palo together with creative jazz compositions that draw on jazz harmonies. The cast of players includes the finest jazz artists in the Dominican Republic—Gabriel, winner of the National Music Award 2003, Jazz Line, Frómeta, longtime drummer for Grammy® winning International Latin pop star, Juan Luis Guerra, as well as Guillo Carias, David Almengod, and singer/songwriter, Carlos Luís, together with American jazz artists, Stephen Anderson (Summit Records®) and Jeffry Eckels.
Thanks so much. We hope to see many friend out to these events!
Fwd: Frankie Alexander and Friends at WEAVER St in HILLSBOROUGH, Sunday, Sept 23, 11am to 1p
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Come out for a respite from the rain, a tasty brunch, and some relaxing sounds with Ed Paolantonio on piano, Robbie Link on bass, and Frankie Alexander, vocals!!!
Victor Provost/Rudy Faulkner Ensemble at NCCU Thur Sept 20, FREE
Tymas, Baron T
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
I hope you and your families are keeping safe and prepared for any obstacles that Florence may bring our way!
I am writing to let you know that on Thursday, September 20, the NCCU Department of Music will host an exciting residency by the Victor Provost/Rudy Faulkner Ensemble. Please attend, send your students and invite your colleagues and friends from the community and other institutions. The residency is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Duke University.
Steel pan master Victor Provost is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading voices on his unique and often misunderstood instrument. He has developed a reputation as a dazzling soloist, crafting an impressive improvisational voice and style. With a strong foundation in bebop, a contemporary sensibility, and deep roots in Caribbean music, he seamlessly melds and mixes genres and has been named “Jazz Percussionist of the Year” six years running by Washington D.C.’sCity Paper. His new recording, Bright Eyes debuted at #5 on the iTunes Top 40 Jazz Charts and has been praised byThe Washington Post, Downbeat Magazine, and Hot House Magazine.
In addition to leading his own group, Victor tours with NEA Jazz Master Paquito D’Rivera, and is a member of the GRAMMY-winning Afro Bop Alliance. He has performed and recorded with jazz luminaries such as Wynton Marsalis, Hugh Masakela, Joe Locke, Nicholas Payton, Terrell Stafford, Dave Samuels, Steve Nelson, Ron Blake, and Wycliffe Gordon.
Victor is an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University and has conducted residencies and master classes at many schools, including Berklee College of Music, University of Akron, Miami University, NYU, TTU, and Northern Illinois University. He is an Arts Ambassador to the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he returns frequently to perform and teach for the United Jazz Foundation. USVI honored him with a Special Congressional Recognition in 2014.
Vocalist and percussionist Rudy Faulkner hails from the island of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Rudy combines his calypso heritage with jazz, funk, blues, gospel, r&b, Latin and operatic genres. The Richmond Times-Dispatch calls Faulkner “a musician’s singer” because of his improvisational mastery. Rudy’s remarkable blend of vocal styles has made him a hit in the opera houses in Italy and Austria. He has performed over 300 concerts throughout Europe,
Rudy’s childhood home was filled with music. His father was a wonderful musician who taught him the steel pan as soon as he could walk. He started singing in churches while still in grade school. While in high school, he won awards and regional notoriety as a lead vocalist in the University of Virgin Islands choir.
Rudy studied classical music and Jazz at Norfolk State University and Virginia Commonwealth University. While at the VCU, he absorbed the music of Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and John Coltrane, as well as great vocalists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, Luther Vandross and Donny Hathaway. He also met many musical giants there, including Jon Hendricks, who lit a spark that has been key to his development.
Some of Rudy’s recent performances have been with vocalist and percussionist Vinx, as well as the group FRENS, which he co-founded in the mid 1990s. FRENS has played many regional and national festivals with artists such as The Roots, Joe Sample, Michael Franks, Chaka Kahn, Jonathan Butler, Rick Braun, Pieces of a Dream, Joyce Cooling, Boney James and Walter Beasley. Rudy has also performed with the Cuban group Timbason.
Victor and Rudy will be joined by bassist Brandon Lane, drummer Billy Williams and a special guest or two.
Their schedule at NCCU on Thursday the 20thwill be as follows:
1:00-2:15—Workshop/clinic in the Jazz Band Room. Free and open to the public.
7:00-8:00pm—Concert in BND Auditorium. Free and open to the public
I hope to see you there!
Baron Tymas Associate Professor, Department of Music North Carolina Central University Durham, NC 27707 USA Telephone: (919)530-6343 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org