Baylor Jazz Ensembles Welcome Guest Trumpeter Vince DiMartino

February 19, 2015
Baylor University’s Jazz Ensemble and Concert Jazz Ensemble will present a joint concert on Thursday, February 26, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. Both ensembles are directed by Alex Parker, Senior Lecturer in Jazz Studies.
Appearing as guest soloist will be trumpeter Vince DiMartino, one of today’s foremost trumpet performers and educators. Mr. DiMartino appears throughout the world as a trumpet soloist with orchestras, bands, and jazz ensembles. He has been a soloist with the Boston Pops, the United States Marine Band, the Cincinnati Pops, and many other major orchestras, and he has performed with over two hundred university and college ensembles. He has served twice as President and Vice President of the International Trumpet Guild and is the recipient of the Governor’s Lifetime Achievement Award for the State of Kentucky.
Opening the program will be the eighteen-member Concert Jazz Ensemble with Sammy Nestico’s The Queen Bee and Mike Tomaro’s arrangement of Manteca by Dizzy Gillespie, Walter Fuller, and Luciano Gonzales.
Then, Vince DiMartino will be the featured soloist in the Sy Johnson setting of Blue Bossa by Kenny Durham and the traditional Trumpet Tune in an arrangement by Edgar Crockett.
The nineteen-member Jazz Ensemble will play a Frank Foster arrangement of Count Basie’s Blues in Hoss Flat, Maria Schneider’s Wyrgly, and Off the Cuff by Jim McNeely.
Vince DiMartino will return to the stage for the final two pieces: the Raleigh Daily arrangement of Victor Young’s familiar standard, When I Fall in Love, and the Sy Johnson setting of Autumn Leaves by Kenny Durham.
This concert is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.
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