Jazz Night, April 29th
April 27, 2010
Ketchikan, Alaska - Jazz Night, The Jerry Galley Memorial Scholarship
Concert will take place on Thursday, April 29th at 7:00 p.m.
in the Kayhi Auditorium. Soundwaves, the Kayhi Jazz Band, Discovery
and Windjammers will perform a variety of selections including
jazz, blues, funk, ballad and rock styles. Donations for the
high school scholarship will be accepted at the door.
Soundwaves will open the program with a Latin piece entitled
"Tiger of San Pedro" by John LaBarbera, composer and
arranger for the Buddy Rich Band. Leslie Snodderly will be the
featured tenor saxophonist on Hoagy Carmichael's "The Nearness
of You". Ira Gershwin and Kurt Weill's Latin piece, 'My
Ship" will follow. Leslie's brother, Eddie Snodderly, a
senior at Kayhi, is the featured trombone soloist on "Cerulean
Blue", a beautiful ballad by Gregory Yasinitsky, composer
and the Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Washington State University
in Pullman. The favorite "Steely Dan" funk piece, "Peg"
will wrap up the Soundwaves portion of the show.
The Kayhi Jazz Band will open
with "St. James Infirmary", made famous by Louis Armstrong
in 1928. Next up is a Sammy Nestico arrangement of "Satin
Doll". The pop/jazz standard "I Got it Bad and that
Ain't Good" by Duke Ellington will feature Andy Sullivan
on tenor saxophone. Another jazz standard, "Impressions"
by John Coltrane is last on the set list. The Kayhi bands and
choirs recently participated in the annual Southeast Alaska Music
Discovery's opener will be "On The Street Where You Live",
from the 1956 Broadway smash hit, "My Fair Lady". Next
is Mark Taylor's arrangement of "It's Too Late", by
American singer/ songwriter/pianist, Carole King. Michael Sweeney's
original funk composition, "Touchdown Tony" was inspired
by Pro Bowl quarter-back, Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys. Jazz
musician/pianist Vince Guaraldi's "Cast Your Fate to the
Wind" won a Grammy Award for Best Original Jazz Composition
in 1963, and "Good Ol' Boys", a "down home shuffle"
by Larry Neeck is a downright happy song and features several
band members on improvised solos.
Cole Porter's "I Love You" will begin the Windjammers
set. In a samba style, this piece is beautifully arranged by
Chris Sharp. Soloists are Dale Curtis and Samantha Quinn. "
'Round Midnight", the jazz standard composed by pianist
Thelonius Monk, will feature Kayhi senior, Niles Corporon, on
alto saxophone. Niles will be an arts major at University of
Idaho this Fall. "Hit the Ground Running" is a barnburner
of a tune by Grammy-winning American studio pianist/saxophonist/composer
and conductor, Gordon Goodwin. His "Big Phat Band"
has several CD's on the market. This fast-paced funk tune features
sizzling sax solos by Niles Corporon (bari) and Dave Kiffer (tenor).
Trombonist Rob Holston will be featured next on the beautiful
ballad by Bill Liston called "Summer Never Ends". A
unique composition by Don Schamber called "Reflections"
will showcase Samantha Quinn on alto saxophone, Dave Kiffer on
tenor saxophone, Dale Curtis on trumpet, Nelson Hays on bass
and Kim Kleinschmidt on drums. Schamber is a master at weaving
the subtle melodic theme into a variety of tempos and settings.
The piece develops from a slow ballad-style into a fireball rock
All four bands will then combine to perform the favorite, "In
The Mood" by Joe Garland.
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