September 2013 – April 2014
September 5, 2013: Grenoldo Frazier
October 3, 2013: Benny Hill Quartet
November 7, 2013: **Barbara Martin & Vince Lewis
*January 9, 2014: Gregg Gelb Jazzet
*February 13, 2014: Stardust
March 6, 2014: Lee Venters and Vermillion Sands
April 3, 2014: Cape Fear Jazz Orchestra*Special 2nd Thursday date
**Please note lineup change.
The Gregg Gelb Jazzet featuring pianist/vocalist Steve Wing brings their New Orleans, Swing and Bebop influenced jazz to the series from the Triangle area. The duo performs tunes such as: “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Blue Monk,” “On the Sunny Side of the Street,” “Body and Soul,” and “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans”.
Gregg Gelb is a saxophonist, clarinetist, arranger, composer, educator and band leader. Gregg is founder and player/director of the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Society, co-founder and player/arranger with the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra, director of the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble, and is leader of the Gregg Gelb Swing Band, La Fiesta Latin/Jazz Ensemble, and the Second Line Stompers.
He is a recipient of a Jazz Composers Award from the North Carolina Arts Council. He has performed as saxophone soloist with the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra on many occasions. He was a Visiting Artist in the North Carolina Community Colleges and he has taught music in universities and public schools throughout North Carolina. Gregg grew up in New York and moved to NC in 1979 to teach in the Wake County Schools and he now lives in Sanford. Steve Wing was born in New Orleans where he grew up listening to brass bands and other Crescent City jazz forms. He first learned piano from his mother, composer Lee Wing, and later studied with jazz greats Mary Lou Williams and Yusuf Salim. Steve plays jazz as well rhythm and blues, rock, and other musical styles. He has recorded and performed with vocalists Bus Brown, Melva Houston, and Frankie Alexander. He lives in Chatham County, NC.
A prelude treat to Valentine Day’s with the jazzy romantic sounds of Stardust, a sensational jazz sextet comprised of some of the area's most talented musicians, Laura McFayden (vocals), Jim McFayden (bass), Jack Krupicka (piano and vocals), Dave DiMuro (drums), David Tyson (guitar, trumpet and vocals), and Rich Zimmerman (saxophone).
Contemporary jazz sounds with Lee Venters and Vermillion Sands featuring eclectic jazz influences from Brazil and the Caribbean, original compositions, jazz and Latin classics with Lee Venters on drums, Teddy Burgh on flute, Kevin Kolb on keyboard, and Taylor Lee on bass.
The Cape Fear Jazz Orchestra plays the music of Jerald Shynett for their premiere performance in Wilmington. The Cape Fear Jazz Orchestra is a 16 piece jazz ensemble which performs repertory and contemporary works written for the large jazz ensemble. It is composed of some of the area’s top musicians under the direction of Jerald Shynett. The CFJO mission is to be ambassadors for the jazz big band medium through local performances as well as education in the public schools. This concert will feature the original works and arrangements of Jerald Shynett, a Grammy- nominated trombonist, composer and UNCW Coordinator of Jazz Studies.
Jerald Shynett has been on the faculty at University of North Carolina Wilmington for eight years where he teaches trombone, improvisation, jazz theory, jazz arranging, jazz history, and jazz combo. He is an active performer playing trombone and piano and currently performs with the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra and The Jazz Surge, a professional jazz orchestra based out of Florida.
Before coming to UNCW Shynett maintained an active career as a freelance trombonist, composer and arranger in Florida. Throughout his career he has performed with Chick Corea, Bob Brookmeyer, Slide Hampton, Nneena Freelon, Gerald Wilson, Ira Sullivan, Vincent Herring, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, The O’Jays, Ray Charles, and Liza Minnelli among others. His compositions and arrangements have been performed throughout the country, most recently with the Jazz Ensembles of UNCW, University of South Florida, University of Miami and Northwestern University. *Special 2nd Thursday date
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