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An Evening of Jazz, Blues, Rock, Ballads and Latin Music


May 09, 2007
Wednesday PM

Ketchikan, Alaska - The 8th Annual Jerry Galley Scholarship Concert will be presented for the community on Tuesday evening, May 15th at 7:00 P.M. in the Kayhi Auditorium.

Featured groups will include the Kayhi Jazz Ensemble and the Soundwaves and Windjammers Jazz Clubs. The concert was first presented in 2000, and has assisted Kayhi graduates annually in meeting their college expenses since then.

The "Windjammers" will open the program with "Chief's Blues", featuring Courtney Kiffer on soprano saxophone and Alvin Inoncillo on bass guitar. The piece includes drum solos by Kim Kleinschmidt, Pat Troll and Austin Hays who leads the piece's transition from rock into swing style.

Lindy Parsons will perform Erroll Garner's "Misty" on french horn, playing an arrangement recorded by the Stan Kenton Band. "Black Orpheus" is a rousing latin piece that includes a baritone saxophone solo by Dave Kiffer and Sayers McAlpin on tenor sax. "Dialogue", made popular by the group Chicago, will provide a rare setting for a vocal duet by Jamie Karlson and Pat Troll. Alvin Inoncillo will light up the middle of the piece with a guitar solo. "Wave" was recorded by the Buddy Rich Band and features bass trombonist, Jolene Pflaum. The "Windjammers" close with Paul Simon's "Keep the Customer Satisfied", with solosits Courtney Kiffer on alto saxophone and Matthew Perry on trombone. Alvin Inoncillo will perform his own composition for electric guitar, entitled "Improvisations" between bands.

The "Soundwaves" band will open with a piece recorded by the Count Basie Band entitled "The Heat's On", including a tenor sax solo by Jamie Karlson. "Broken Promise" features alto saxophonist Abigail Ahyong, and the entire trombone section gets a workout on "Bone Busters". "On The Sunny Side of the Street" is a pleasant swing ballad that includes a trumpet solo by Kim Stone and the "Soundwaves" conclude their set with "Love and Peace", made popular by the Buddy Rich Band, with alto soloist, Abigail Ahyong.

The Kayhi Jazz Ensemble, led by Dale Curtis, recently returned from the Southeast Music Festival, in Juneau, where they received "Superior" ratings on their perfomance. They will present four Latin-style jazz pieces, announcing the titles and soloists at the concert.

There is no admission charge to the concert and donations to the scholarship fund may be made at the door.


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