presents 39th ANNUAL winter carnival concert barbary coast jazz ensemble Don Glasgo director plays music from the BIG BAND LIVING LEGACY PROJECT Ryan Keberle artistic director & founder featuring special guests RYAN KEBERLE trombone/composer/educator/conductor & MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ trumpet/composer/educator/guest soloist with members of the DARTMOUTH SWING DANCE CLUB This performance is made possible in part by generous support by the Dartmouth Class of 1975, the William D. 1905 and Besse M. Blatner Fund No. 1, the Hopkins Center Performance Fund No. 1 and the Visiting Performers Supplementary Fund No. 1. Saturday, February 7, 2015 • 8 pm Spaulding Auditorium • Dartmouth College BARBARY COAST JAZZ ENSEMBLE Don Glasgo director/valve trombone Tyné Freeman ’17 vocals Leif Harder ‘15 flute Angela Kim GR flute Hannah O’Flynn ’15 lead alto & soprano saxophones Kimberly Hassel ’16 2nd alto sax & clarinet Brendan Barth ’17 lead tenor sax Manav Raj ‘15 2nd tenor saxophone & alto saxophone Brett Szalapski ’15 baritone saxophone Kathryn Waychoff ’16 lead trumpet Ben Scammell ’18 2nd trumpet Matt Metzler ‘15 3rd trumpet John Martin ‘17 4th trumpet Dan Nulton ‘15 lead trombone Barrett Clark ‘17 2nd trombone Ned Feist ‘18 3rd trombone (valve) David Ballou ‘18 bass trombone Emma Howeiler ’18 piano Mali Obomsawin ‘18 string bass Andy Shea ‘17 string bass Moises Silva ’16 drums GR=Graduate Student dartmouth swing dance club Elissa Watters ‘15 president Jessop Breth community Hongyu Chen ‘15 Michael Giordano ‘17 Amber Goldsmith community Drayton Harvey ‘17 Skye Herrick ‘17 Sara Holston ‘17 B.C. Palmer TH Caroline Petro ‘18 Elissa Watters ‘15 program The performance tonight will be selected from the following (alphabetical order): BIG DIPPER for the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra CORNER POCKET for Count Basie and his Orchestra Freddie Green/Ernie Wilkins, arr. COTTONTAIL for Duke Ellington and his Orchestra Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington EL CAMINO REAL for the studio album J.J.! (aka ‘The Dynamic Sound of J.J.! with Big Band’) HELLO AND GOODBYE for Mel Lewis and the Jazz Orchestra HOE DOWN for the studio album, Oliver Nelson: Full Nelson I LIKE THE SUNRISE (from Liberian Suite) for Duke Ellington and his Orchestra Thad Jones J.J. Johnson Bob Brookmeyer Oliver Nelson Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington INTERMISSION RIFF for the Stan Kenton Orchestra Ray Wetzel JUST WAITING for the studio album by Milt Jackson, For Someone I Love Melba Liston KING PORTER STOMP for Benny Goodman and his Orchestra Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton/Fletcher Henderson, arr. SUMMERTIME George Gershwin/Gil Evans, arr. Gil Evans’ arrangement for the studio album, Miles Davis: Porgy and Bess TRUMPETS NO END (BLUE SKIES) for Duke Ellington and his Orchestra Irving Berlin/Mary Lou Williams, arr. program notes Rising Stars & Classic Big Band Jazz Ryan Keberle, Michael Rodriguez & The Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble These program notes are normally all about our guest artists. Thanks to Ryan Keberle’s impressive Big Band Living Legacy Project, things are a little different this time around. More about that later. First things first… Ryan Keberle is a very talented young trombonist based in New York, a gifted composer and accomplished educator (Director of Jazz Studies at Hunter College). As stated in his biography, “Few musicians have managed to negotiate the richly varied avenues of New York City’s abundant music scene with the same passion and adaptability. Since his arrival in 1999, Keberle’s diverse talents have earned him a place alongside a staggering array of legends, superstars and up-and-coming innovators.” Ryan has performed in the ground-breaking big bands of Maria Schneider and Darcy James Argue, with Alicia Keys and Justin Timberlake, with Wynton Marsalis and Rufus Reid. He’s been heard on numerous film soundtracks and regularly subs for Steve Turre in the Saturday Night Live band. Ryan’s piano-less quartet, Catharsis, featuring trumpeter Michael Rodriguez, has received rave reviews for their first two albums, Music Is Emotion and the justreleased Into the Zone. Keberle is definitely making his mark. Trumpeter/composer/educator Michael Rodriguez has performed and toured with Clark Terry, Quincy Jones, Joe Lovano, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Chico O’Farrill Jazz Orchestra, Lincoln Center Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, Conrad Herwig, the Clayton Brothers, Eddie Palmieri, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Charlie Haden and Harry Connick Jr. Michael also performs with his brother, pianist/ composer Robert, as The Rodriguez Brothers. On the jazz faculty at NYU’s Steinhardt School—and named a “rising star” in the 2014 Downbeat Critics Poll—Michael Rodriguez is one of the best young trumpet players on the New York scene. For this, our 39th Annual Winter Carnival concert, we are focusing on some of the greatest big band music of the 20th century, thanks to Ryan Keberle’s Big Band Living Legacy Project. Ryan dreamed about doing this for years, and it finally happened in 2014. As Keberle states, “The purpose of this project is to celebrate, present and carry on the rich musical language of big band jazz.” Ryan performed this repertoire in New York with original members of such classic big bands as Count Basie, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich and Benny Goodman. When I heard about that concert and read a review, I knew immediately that this repertoire was what we should perform for Winter Carnival. I guarantee this concert will delight any and all of you who—like Keberle, Rodriguez, myself and the students in the Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble—want to celebrate the rich heritage and musical language of big band jazz! Here’s what’s cooking: • Big Dipper. From the master, Thad Jones (for the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra). • Blue Skies. Arranged by the gifted composer and pianist, Mary Lou Williams, for Duke Ellington. • Corner Pocket. Ernie Wilkins’ beautiful arrangement of the Count Basie classic by Freddie Green. • Cottontail. A masterclass in swing by Duke Ellington. • El Camino Real. J.J. Johnson’s wonderful composition, as performed by J.J. and The Brass Orchestra. • Hello and Goodbye. Bob Brookmeyer’s brilliant composition, written for and performed by Mel Lewis & the Jazz Orchestra. • Hoe Down. What would any self-respecting big band concert be without this barn-burner by Oliver Nelson... program notes CONTINUED • I Like the Sunrise. Part of Ellington’s Liberian Suite, this lovely ballad for big band and vocal, was sung, at different times, by Al Hibbler, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald with the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Our own talented vocalist, Tyné Freeman ’17, will sing this with us tonight. • Intermission Riff. Ray Wetzel’s driving, memorable theme song for the Stan Kenton Orchestra. • Just Waiting. A beautiful ballad by the talented trombonist and composer/arranger, Melba Liston. • King Porter Stomp. Fletcher Henderson’s remarkable arrangement, as performed by Benny Goodman. Evans’ breathtaking arrangement for Miles Davis. For our 39th Annual Winter Carnival concert by the Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble, with special guests Ryan Keberle and Michael Rodriguez, we’re very excited to be performing some of the greatest big band jazz of the 20th century. As the New York Music Daily put it, in their review of the first concert by Ryan Keberle’s “Big Band Music Legacy Project”: “With this kind of material, you just sit and sway in your seat and take it all in, grateful you live in an era where people still play this kind of music—and pass it on to another generation….” Hear here! Enjoy! • Summertime. George Gershwin’s standard, seen through the shimmering, transparent lens of Gil ABOUT THE ARTISTS The Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble is the student jazz ensemble of Dartmouth College. Composed almost entirely of non-music majors, the ensemble specializes in the music of the African-American and Afro-Caribbean jazz traditions. The Barbary Coast has performed with such outstanding musicians as Toshiko Akiyoshi, Marshall Allen, Ray Anderson, Peter Apfelbaum, Karl Berger, Steven Bernstein, Jimmy Bosch, Joe Bowie, Lester Bowie, Don Cherry, Andy & Jerry Gonzalez, Dexter Gordon, Slide Hampton, Craig Harris, Donald Harrison, Jimmy Heath, Julius Hemphill, Conrad Herwig, Giovanni Hidalgo, Christine & Ingrid Jensen, Oliver Lake, George Lewis, Jason Lindner, Nicole Mitchell, “Butch” Morris, David Murray, Arturo O’Farrill, Manny Oquendo, Eddie Palmieri, Michael Ray, Sam Rivers, Max Roach, Adam Rudolph, Kermit Ruffins, Ray Santos, Maria Schneider, Jim Seeley, Woody Shaw, Warren Smith, John Stubblefield, Sun Ra, Clark Terry, Adam Theis and Gregorio Uribe. The Barbary Coast performed in the Downbeat International Class competition of the Canadian National Stage Band Festival at EXPO ‘86, the World’s Fair in Vancouver, B.C. In 1992 the Coast was the featured ensemble in the First Annual Jazz Festival of the Vermont Chapter of the International Association of Jazz Educators. In 2004 the Coast took a successful whirlwind tour to Newport, RI, performing five times in three days. In May 2007 the ensemble performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center for a special event, You, Dartmouth & All That Jazz. In March 2013, as part of the 50th Anniversary of the Hopkins Center, the Barbary Coast did a highly acclaimed Big Band Funk tour to New York City with special guest, Joe Bowie. Don Glasgo director has taught courses in jazz, jazz and literature, American music and world music at the colleges of Dartmouth, Hamilton, Lyndon State and in the graduate program of Vermont College. For twelve years he was also a faculty member in music at Goddard College, where he directed the Institute for Creative Music and SALSA MEETS JAZZ: The Afro-Caribbean Jazz Seminar with the Eddie Palmieri Octet. Don ABOUT THE ARTISTs CONTINUED has written over 100 jazz compositions and arrangements, many of them premiered by the Barbary Coast, and he was recently hired to write professional arrangements for Joe Bowie’s Defunkt Big Band. Glasgo is an accomplished valve trombonist who has performed with the Dartmouth College Gospel Choir, Dartmouth Idol, Oliver Lake Big Band, Joseph Bowie’s Defunkt Big Band, Michael Ray & the Cosmic Krewe, The Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen and Phish. He leads his own professional bands, Sol Food and Sol Food Unplugged, is the author of Jazzlines and a former columnist for Jazz Improv. In 2009 he was a professor at Trombonanza 2009 (Santa Fe, Argentina). From 2008-2012 he was the Associate Director of the Rutgers Summer Jazz Institute (New Brunswick, NJ). This is his 39th year as director of the Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble. barbary coast jazz ensemble 36th annUal “senIor FeatUre” concert Don glasgo director sat may 9 8 pm • SpaulDing auDitOriuM Join us as we celebrate the extraordinary musical talents of our eight graduating students: flutists Leif Harder & Angela Kim, saxophonists Hannah O’Flynn, Manav Raj & Brett Szalapski, trumpeter Matt Metzler, trombonist Dan Nulton and drummer Eli Derrow. Ain’t nothin’ but a party, as each student chooses his or her own selection to perform. For tickets or more info call the Box Office at 603.646.2422 or visit hop.dartmouth.edu. Sign up for weekly HopMail bulletins online or become a fan of “Hopkins Center, Dartmouth” on Facebook Hopkins Center Management Staff Jeffrey H. James ‘75a Howard Gilman Director Marga Rahmann ’78, P’12 Associate Director/General Manager Joseph Clifford Director of Audience Engagement Jay Cary ’68, T’71 Business and Administrative Officer Bill Pence Director of Hopkins Center Film Margaret Lawrence Director of Programming Joshua Price Kol ‘93 Director of Student Performance Programs HOPKINS CENTER BOARD OF OVERSEERS Austin M. Beutner ’82 Kenneth L. Burns H’93 Barbara J. Couch Allan H. Glick ’60, T’61, P’88 Barry Grove ’73 Caroline Diamond Harrison ’86, P’16 Kelly Fowler Hunter ’83, T’88, P’13, P’15 Richard P. Kiphart ’63 Please turn off your cell phone inside the theater. R Robert H. Manegold ’75, P’02, P’06 Michael A. Marriott ’84, P’18 Nini Meyer Hans C. Morris ’80, P’11, P’14 Chair of the Board Robert S. Weil ’40, P’73 Honorary Frederick B. Whittemore ’53, T’54, P’88, P’90, H’03 Jennifer A. Williams ’85 Diana L. Taylor ’77 Trustee Representative Assistive Listening Devices available in the lobby. 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