Jazz Night, The Jerry Galley Memorial Scholarship Concert Featuring Windjammers, Soundwaves and the Kayhi Jazz Band
April 19, 2012
The performance will feature the Kayhi Jazz Band, Soundwaves and Windjammers and a combined band of 43 musicians. Kayhi, directed by Deidra Nuss, will open the concert with the Zawinul favorite, "Birdland", and will follow with the Lennon/McCartney hit "Eleanor Rigby". Also in the line-up is Duke Ellington's "Satin Doll", "Samba de Orfeu" and "Hoedown" by Carl Strommen.
A recent photograph of the Windjammers, Soundwaves, & the Kayhi Jazz Band combined, directed by Roy McPherson.
Duke Ellington, on giving Billy Strayhorn directions to his house included "Take the A Train" which turned into this famous title, composed by Billy Strayhorn, which opens the Windjammers set. This arrangement is penned by Alan Baylock, the chief arranger for the "Airmen of Note" jazz ensemble in Washington D.C. Jillianne Fazakerley will be featured on flugelhorn in the next piece, "If I Could", written by Pat Metheny who is one of the most recognized names in the jazz guitar/composer world. The Windjammers trombone section made up of Rob Holston, Don Struthers, Stan Aegerter and Tina McPherson will be featured in "How High The Moon", a jazz standard first recorded in 1940 by the Benny Goodman Orchestra. Next up is "Explosion", featuring Sy Hovik, Austin Hays and Kim Kleinschmidt on drums, and it is written by saxophonist/pianist/ conductor/composer Matt Catingub. Catingub is the son of famous vocalist, Mavis Rivers. He joined the Louie Bellson Band at 17 years of age,and also was a member of the Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big Band."Explosion" is recorded by the Louie Bellson Band on their album "Dynamite". "Where Is The Love" is a popular song recorded by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway, and is also featured on Woody Herman's "Children of Lima" album, with this arrangement by Alan Broadbent. Featured will be Kathleen Light on oboe and bassoonist Deidra Nuss - a rare combination of instrumentation in the jazz ensemble. Don Ellis' "Goood Feelin' " featuring Dale Curtis on trumpet and Chesley Lovell on vibraslap, is a fun and musically-challenging piece with many interesting stylistic surprises for the audience. We have previously performed "Go Back Home" also by Don Ellis, a favorite of musicians and audiences alike.
All bands will combine to total over 40 people on stage, for "Salt Peanuts" and close with "Blue Flame", made famous by Woody Herman.
Again, the thirteenth annual "Jazz Night" concert will take place on Thursday, April 26th, at 7:00 P.M. in the Ketchikan High School Auditorium.