Soundwaves, Kayhi Jazz Band,
Discovery and Windjammers Performance
Jazz Night 2009
April 29, 2009
Ketchikan, Alaska - The tenth annual Jerry Galley Memorial Scholarship
Concert will take place this Thursday evening, April 30th, at
7:00 p.m. in the Kayhi Auditorium.
Proceeds from this program have assisted young people entering
college fine arts programs with scholarships of up to one-thousand
dollars toward their expenses. Kyle Bailey, a recipient of the
award in 2003, majored in music theatre in college and is now
performing in New York City. Archie Inoncillo (2004) is presently
completing music study at the University of Idaho and will be
doing his student teaching in Ketchikan this Fall. Jamie Karlson
received the scholarship in 2007, and is a music performance
and music education major at the University of Idaho.
The fund was able to generate two scholarships last spring which
were awarded to April Souza and Samantha MacNeith.
The Soundwaves will open the concert with George Gershwin's "Strike
Up The Band". Senior trumpeter Kim Stone, a participant
in at least six prior Galley concerts, will be featured on Victor
Young's ballad, "My Foolish Heart." An old jazz standard,
"Bernie's Tune" follows before the band concludes with
Niles Corporon singing the Monkey Song in "I Wanna Be Like
You" from "The Jungle Book."
Julie Cron will lead the Kayhi Jazz Band through a varied set
of pieces that will be announced at the concert. The Kayhi groups
just completed their two Pre-Festival concerts and are currently
attending the "Music Fest" in Sitka.
The Discovery Band will begin their set with a Neal Hefti tune
made famous by the Count Basie Band entitled "Flight of
the Foo Birds." A special tribute will take place during
the band's performance of "Ballad for A Blue Horn."
A very nervous pair of sixth graders performed this piece six
years ago and are now high school seniors, having been involved
in the Jazz Club Bands since then. Senior, Jolene Pflaum and
LIndy Parsons will come out, along with Kim Stone to join three
Discovery fifth graders and one sixth grader in a nostalgic repeat
of this performance. "Timetable" will feature drummers
Sy Hovik and Merek Corporon along with their instructor, Kim
Kleinschmidt. Santana's "Smooth" and Isaac Hayes' "Shaft"
will conclude the Discovery portion of the program.
The Windjammers will open the final set with a spectacular arrangement
by Dee Barton entitled "Three Thoughts". "If I
Could" is a gorgeous ballad by Pat Metheny that will feature
Lindy Parsons on french horn. "Indra" is a unique piece
written with nine beats per measure by Hank Levy for the Stan
Kenton Band. Niles Corporon will solo with the band on the baritone
saxophone in the ballad, "Body and Soul" and the concert
will conclude with the Windjammers performance of Chick Corea's
There are no pre-sale tickets for the concert; admission has
always been by donation only. Call McPherson Music for more information.
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