Jazz Ensemble Spotlights Faculty Trombonist Nov. 22

Nov. 14, 2004

by Richard Veit

Brent Phillips, assistant professor of trombone at Baylor University, will be the featured soloist in the next concert by the Baylor Jazz Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, in the Jesse H. Jones Theater in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. The ensemble performs under the direction of Alex Parker, continuing lecturer in jazz studies.

Phillips, who serves as principal trombonist with both the Waco Symphony Orchestra and the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra of Pennsylvania, is a former soloist with "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band in Washington, D.C., and a founding member of Dominion Brass Music Ministries. At Baylor, he will perform as soloist in Gordon Goodwin's Hunting Wabbits and in the Bob Curnow arrangement of Pat Metheny's Dream of the Return.

The program will open with Time Check by Don Menza, Tip Toe by Thad Jones, and John LaBarbera's Dancing Men.

The Jazz Ensemble will also play Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue by Duke Ellington, Gordon Goodwin's arrangement of Seven Steps to Heaven by Miles Davis and Victor Feldman, and Bill Bailey by Tom Davis.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at (254) 710-3991.

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