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UA Trombone Student Successes!

In recent years, several UA Trombone Students and Alumni have had success in winning professional trombone positions, national/international competitions, summer festivals/programs, and/or scholarships/assistantships into prestigious college programs. Some of the most recent and notable ones are listed below. More can be found by visiting the Graduates Page.

  • Alex van Duuren (DMA 2014) has won the Lecturer of Music (Trombone) position at The University of Tennessee (Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)
  • Paul Deemer (BM 2008) has won the Adjunct Professor of Music (Jazz Trombone) position at Texas State University (San Marcos, Texas, USA)
  • Brian Becker (BM 2014) has been awarded the Trombone GTA to pursue an MM in Trombone Performance at The University of North Texas (Denton, Texas, USA)
  • Fredy Diaz (MM 2014) has been awarded a Full Scholarship to pursue an Artist Diploma in Trombone Performance at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
  • Kyle Schaefer (MM 2014) has been accepted into the DMA Trombone Performance Program at Florida State University (Tallahassee, Florida, USA)
  • Chris Lopez (BM 2011) has been named Runner-Up in the 2014 ITA Yaxley Bass Trombone Solo Competition and is currently on scholarship pursuing MM in Trombone Performance at Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois, USA)
  • Max Goldschmid (BM 2017) has been named Runner-Up in the 2014 ITA Fontana Jazz Trombone Solo Competition
  • Alex van Duuren (DMA 2014) has won the 3rd Trombone position in the 2012 Disneyland All-American College Band
  • David Allen (BM 2013) has won the Bass Trombone position in the 2012 Disneyland All-American College Band
  • Paul Deemer (BM 2008) has won the 2008 ETW National Jazz Trombone Solo Competition
  • Paul Deemer (BM 2008) has been named Runner-Up of the 2008 ITA Fontana Jazz Trombone Solo Competition

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Guest Artists

Over the years, the UA Trombone Studio has hosted many wonderful guest artists. Please see below for a complete list.

  • • James Markey (12/2014)
  • • Alex van Duuren (10/2014)
  • • John Allred (10/2013)
  • • David Jackson (9/2013)
  • • Michael Brown (9/2013)
  • • Bill Watrous (3/2013)
  • • Craig Mulcahy (4/2012)
  • • Michael Davis (3/2012)
  • • Martin McCain (11/2011)
  • • Nitzan Haroz (3/2011)
  • • Carol Jantsch (3/2011)
  • • Joseph Alessi (2/2010)
  • • John Fedchock (10/2009 & 3/2008)
  • • Michael Wilkinson (10/2009)
  • • Trombones de Costa Rica (2/2009)
  • • Wycliffe Gordon (9/2008)
  • • John Marcellus (1/2008)
  • • Andy Martin (9/2007)

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Michael Davis Visits UA

Michael Davis (New York trombonist, composer, arranger, and big band leader) was featured as a guest artist with the University of Arizona Studio Jazz Ensemble on Wednesday, March 7 at 7:30pm. This concert was part of a yearly, week-long jazz festival known as AzJazz. Mr. Davis was featured soloist on several of his own compositions including Zach Attack, Pacific Daylight, Fog City, and many more selections.

Mr. Davis also presented a clinic while he was here.

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UA Alumnus Fred Nelson Appointed

UA Alumnus Fred Nelson has been selected as the new Adjunct Professor of Low Brass at Tennessee State University in Nashville. Fred completed his master of music degree in trombone performance in May 2011. He will begin his role in this position in August 2011.

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UA Studio Jazz Ensemble Tours China!

The UA Studio Jazz Ensemble has been invited to undertake a groundbreaking, educational and performance tour throughout China this summer! We depart on July 10 for two weeks! Pictures will be posted here once we return! So far, we have raised almost $60,000 for the trip. For more information, or if you would like to make a 100% tax-deductible contribution, please contact Professor Ed Reid via email (ereid@u.arizona.edu) or via phone (520.621.1348). We accept credit cards, checks, and cash.

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Nitzan Haroz & Carol Jantsch Visit UA

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The UA School of Music presents a guest artist recital featuring members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, principal trombonist and professor of trombone at Temple University Nitzan Haroz and principal tubist and professor of tuba at The Curtis Institute of Music Carol Jantsch on Tuesday, March 29, at 7:00 p.m. in Holsclaw Hall. In addition, Mr. Haroz and Mrs. Jantsch will present classes on solo trombone playing, chamber ensemble playing, and solo tuba playing on Monday, March 28 at 11am and 1pm in rooms 232 and 162, respectively and Wednesday March 30 at 11am and 1pm in rooms 232 and 106, respectively. Both events are free and open to the public.

These events have been made possible by a grant from the College of Fine Arts Bank One Visiting Artist Professorship Awards. Mr. Haroz is sponsored by the Edwards Instrument Company.

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Joseph Alessi Visits UA

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The UA School of Music presents a guest recital/master class featuring the internationally acclaimed soloist, principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic, and professor of trombone at The Juilliard School Joseph Alessi on Monday, February 22, at 4:00PM in Crowder Hall. In addition, Mr. Alessi will appear as a soloist performing the Bourgeois Trombone Concerto with the UA Wind Ensemble on Tuesday, February 23, at 7:30PM in Crowder Hall. Both events are open to the public.

These event have been made possible by a grant from the College of Fine Arts Bank One Visiting Artist Professorship Awards. Mr. Alessi is sponsored by the Edwards Instrument Company.

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John Fedchock Visits UA AGAIN!

John Fedchock (legendary jazz trombonist) will travel to The University of Arizona again on Saturday, October 24, 2009 this time with fellow musicians Byron Stripling (trumpet & vocals), Bobby Floyd (piano & organ), Dennis Mackrel (drums), Houston Person (saxophone), & Jay Leonhart (bass) to present a Recital/Clinic in Room 170 at 12:00PM. That same evening, they will present a concert at the Tucson Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort at 6:30PM. To learn more about John Fedchock, visit his website at www.johnfedchock.com.

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Studio Jazz Ensemble Performance

The UA School of Music presents "Ya Gotta Try," the UA Studio Jazz Ensemble's first concert of the 2009-2010 season. The ensemble has an extensive and varied repertoire representing styles and subtle characteristics unique to specific bands’ libraries and musical icons that have brought us swingin' into the 21st century. This eclectic performance will showcase many of these different styles. The program will include not only contemporary works such as Maria Schneider's "Wyrgly" and Mike Crotty's arrangement of "Nardis," but also some favorite standards such as Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life," Sammy Nestico’s "Ya Gotta Try," and more.

In addition, the concert will feature some of the university's finest music students. Soloists will include Brian Hicks (alto saxophone); Ben Tevik (tenor saxophone); Ian Wishnies (tenor saxophone); Glendon Gross (trumpet); Jose Barnett (trombone); Darryl White (guitar); ArcoIris Sandoval (piano); Evan Runyon (bass); Adam Ackermann (drums); and many more. The University of Arizona Studio Jazz Ensemble is under the direction of Professors Jeff Haskell and Moisés Paiewonsky.

The UA Studio Jazz Ensemble (aka Jazz A) was founded by Tom Ervin in 1972. Jeff Haskell began conducting the ensemble regularly in 1977. In its ranks have sat some of the finest young musicians in Southern Arizona. The players' names read like a "who's who" and so does the list of soloists who have starred with the band over the years. The quality has always been high. In the 1980's, the band was hired to tour with Dizzy Gillespie, a tour that exposed to the students the great teaching expertise that Dizzy had at his command. In 1991, the band recorded an album with the great Billy Taylor Trio, soon to be released nationally. Moisés Paiewonsky, assistant professor of trombone, serves as associate director of the ensemble. Together, Haskell, Paiewonsky and the students continue to play the classics while exploring new material.

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"I-10 Trombone Conspiracy" Faculty Recital

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The UA School of Music presents “I-10 Trombone Conspiracy,” a trombone Faculty Artist Series recital featuring UA Professor of Trombone Moisés Paiewonsky with ASU Faculty Associate/UA Alumnus Mike Wilkinson. On Friday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Crowder Hall, they will perform works written and/or arranged by Michael Davis, J.J. Johnson, Carl Fontana, Joe Henderson, John Lewis, and more. Other faculty and guest artists on this exciting program include Jeff Haskell, piano; Jack Wood, bass; and Fred Hayes, drums.

About the program, Paiewonsky describes, “This concert will serve not only as a vehicle for collaboration and exchange between UA and ASU faculty members, but will also provide an opportunity for reflection upon the history of jazz trombone (especially as it pertains to famous duos). We will perform tunes that will reminisce upon and pay homage to some timeless trombone pairs such as J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding and Frank Rosolino/Carl Fontana. The program will also highlight works written and/or performed by more contemporary trombone duos such as John Allred/Wycliffe Gordon, Jim Pugh/ Eijiro Nakagawa, and Michael Davis/Bill Reichenbach.”

Michael Wilkinson is a Faculty Associate in Jazz Studies (Trombone) at Arizona State University, where he is also working on a DMA in Trombone Performance. He recently earned a Master's Degree in Trombone Performance at ASU and is a proud alumnus of The University of Arizona, having earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education there in 1998. Michael has studied trombone with Tom Ervin, Gail Wilson, Ralph Sauer, and Sam Pilafian (euphonium and bass trombone).

During the summer of 1996, Michael performed as a member of the Disney/Grammy All-American College Jazz Band at EPCOT Center. After graduating from UA, Michael was heavily involved in the Tucson music scene. He was the musical director, lead trombonist, sound engineer, and auxiliary percussionist for Descarga for 9 years, as well as the trombonist for Salsarengue for his last 3 years in Tucson. He has also played bass trombone in the Tucson Jazz Orchestra since 1999 and has performed with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the Tucson Boys Chorus, Big Band Express, and numerous other Tucson ensembles. Michael was also active in the pit at Centennial Hall for many traveling Broadway shows as well as numerous out of town acts featured in Tucson venues. One of his greatest accomplishments was teaching band at Doolen Middle School for 8 ½ years, building the music program up to be one of the best in Tucson Unified School District.

Moisés Paiewonsky has earned a Bachelor of Music in music education (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Florida (UF) and a Master of Music in performance (trombone) from the University of Michigan (U of M). Currently, he holds the position of Assistant Professor of Music (Trombone) at The University of Arizona (UA) in Tucson where, in addition to maintaining a strong studio and directing the trombone ensemble, he is the Associate Director of the UA Studio Jazz Ensemble.

While at UF, Mr. Paiewonsky performed as the principal/lead trombonist in all of the major large and jazz ensembles as well as in a variety of chamber groups. During his tenure as a master’s fellow at U of M, Mr. Paiewonsky earned the privilege to perform as principal trombonist of the U of M Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Kenneth Kiesler and the U of M Symphony Band under the direction of Michael Haithcock. He was also the lead/jazz Trombonist in the U of M Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Ellen Rowe as well as the trombonist in a variety of chamber groups including the Latin Jazz Ensemble and 4G: The U of M Trombone Quartet.

Currently, Mr. Paiewonsky is pursuing a doctoral degree in music at UF where he has co-directed the UF Symphonic Band and UF Concert Band; has directed the UF Brass Choir, UF Trombone Choir, UF Jazz Ensemble II; and has taught courses in Brass Methods and Undergraduate Conducting. In addition, Mr. Paiewonsky served as the Assistant Director of Bands at Buchholz High School for two years. His teachers have included David Jackson, Thomas Riccobono, Arthur Jennings, Dennis Wilson, David Waybright, and Gary Langford.

Since his arrival at UA, Mr. Paiewonsky has been awarded numerous grants in order to invite, collaborate with, and/or perform alongside some legendary trombonists such as John Marcellus, Trombones de Costa Rica, and Joseph Alessi. In addition, he has been the recipient of several travel grants for student travel to conferences and competitions. Most notably, he traveled with recent trombone alumnus, Paul Deemer, who won the 2008 Eastern Trombone Workshop (ETW) National Solo Jazz Competition in Washington, D.C. and was runner-up in the 2008 International Trombone Association (ITA) Carl Fontana Jazz Competition in Salt Lake City, UT.

Mr. Paiewonsky has also appeared on numerous recordings with U of M and UF ensembles. Some of these award-winning recordings include live performances at Carnegie Hall during a CBDNA conference and another at the Esplanade during a WASBE conference in Singapore. In addition, Mr. Paiewonsky is interested in arranging and composing for jazz and other ensembles. Some of his arrangements and compositions have also been featured on published recordings. He has also appeared as a soloist with the UF Wind Symphony on Stravinsky & Friends (6565-MCD) under the Mark Records label.

Professionally, Mr. Paiewonsky has performed with several orchestras including the Detroit Symphony, Detroit Civic, Orlando Philharmonic, Gainesville Symphony, Plymouth Symphony, Bijou, and Central Florida Symphony Orchestras. He has also performed as a soloist with the UF Wind Symphony (2008, 2007, & 2006), the U of M Symphony Orchestra (2005), the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra (2004), and the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra (2003). Mr. Paiewonsky has also collaborated with a wide variety of legendary jazz artists including Terry Gibbs, Chris Potter, Wayne Bergeron, John Fedchock, Shelly Berg, David “Fathead“ Newman, Ed Calle, Dave Steinmeyer, Vince DiMartino, Byron Stripling, Matt Niess, Alex Iles, and Jack Wilkins. He has also worked as a jazz/commercial musician and lead Trombonist/leader in both the Walt Disney World Christmas Brass and the 2004 Walt Disney World All-American College Band. In addition, he has been the winner or finalist of numerous competitions including the 2005 and 2003 National Trombone Solo Competitions, the 2004 International Trombone Quartet Competition, the 2002 International Trombone Solo Competition, and the 2002 Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Concerto Competition. Mr. Paiewonsky has also served on the faculty of the Interlochen Center for the Arts and currently serves on the faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.

As an educator, Mr. Paiewonsky is in high demand as a clinician and a performer. He has appeared as a clinician/performer throughout the United States, including an appearance at the 2009 ETW in Washington, D.C. as a featured performer, as well as in Greece, Singapore, Mexico, and most recently at the National Conservatory of Music in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Mr. Paiewonsky is currently the news editor for the ITA, managing the news column both on the organization’s website and in its quarterly journal. He is also active through organizations such as the College Music Society (CMS), MENC: The National Association for Music Education, the Arizona Music Educators Association (AMEA), the Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association (ABODA), the Florida Music Educators’ Association (FMEA), the Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA), and the Arizona Association of Jazz Education (AAJE).

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Salvador Lopez Performs with NIB

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This summer (2009), Salvador Lopez was invited to perform with the National Intercollegiate Band at the Kappa Kapp Psi and Tau Beta Sigma National Concention. The convention was held on Phoenix, AZ from July 21-26, 2009. The band was under the direction of Conductor Emeritus of "The President's Own" Marine Band Colonel John R. Bourgeois. In addition, the band hosted guest composer Mark Camphouse.

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Drew Wood Senior Recital

On Monday, April 20, Drew Wood will perform his senor recital including works by Ewazen, Hidas, Mahler, Tchaikovsky, and many more. The performance will take place at 7:00PM at the First Southern Baptist Church on Speedway and 4th.

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Emalie Kane Recital

On Tuesday, April 28, Emalie Kane will perform a recital including Guilmant's Morceau Symphonique, Weber's Romance, and more. The performance will take place at 7:30PM at the First United Methodist Church on Park.

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Trombones de Costa Rica Visit UA

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The UA School of Music presents a guest recital featuring the internationally acclaimed Trombones de Costa Rica on Saturday, February 28, at 7:30PM in Crowder Hall. In addition, the Trombones de Costa Rica will present a clinic on Friday, February 27, at 10:30AM in Crowder Hall. Both events are open to the public and admission is free.

The recital program will be quite varied including both symphonic works, indigenous music of Costa Rica, and many other forms of music. Works by Bernstein, Gutierrez, Meza, Dvorak, Scheidt, Fuentes, Rodriguez, and Gamboa. This concert is part of a Spring North American tour and has been made possible by a grant from the College of Fine Arts Bank One Visiting Artist Professorship Awards. The Trombones de Costa Rica are sponsored by the Edwards Instrument Company.

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Bryan Guillory to Solo with Army Band

On Thursday, February 19, Bryan Guillory will appear as a soloist with the Fort Huachuca Army Band performing Pryor's Thoughs of Love. The performance will take place at 7:00PM in Buena High School in Sierra Vista, AZ.

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Lopez Brothers Recital

On Saturday, December 13, Chris and Salvador Lopez will perform a recital including Sulek's Sonata "Vox Gabrieli", Monti's Csardas, Bernstein's Elegy for Mippy II, the third movement of Ewazen's Sonata, and many more. The performance will take place at 5:00PM in Room 232.

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Studio Jazz Ensemble Performance

The UA School of Music presents “A Warm Breeze,” the UA Studio Jazz Ensemble's second concert of the 2008-2009 season. The ensemble has an extensive and varied repertoire representing styles and subtle characteristics unique to specific bands’ libraries and musical icons that have brought us swingin’ into the 21st century. This eclectic performance will showcase many of these different styles. The program will include not only some creative arrangements of standards such as “My Funny Valentine,” “Ruby, My Dear,” and “Airegin,” but also the favorite big band standard by Sammy Nestico: “A Warm Breeze,” and many more.

In addition, the concert will feature some of the university's finest music students. Soloists will include Jeff Siegfried (alto saxophone); Kaitlyn Meiss (alto saxophone); Armando Salas (tenor saxophone); Jason Carder (trumpet); Michael Flory (trumpet); Joseph Turner (trombone); Adam Ackermann (drums); and many more. This concert will also feature the UA Jazz Combo performing some original compositions and arrangements written by the members themselves. The University of Arizona Studio Jazz Ensemble and Combo are under the direction of Professors Jeff Haskell and Moisés Paiewonsky.

The UA Studio Jazz Ensemble (aka Jazz A) was founded by Tom Ervin in 1972. Jeff Haskell began conducting the ensemble regularly in 1977. In its ranks have sat some of the finest young musicians in Southern Arizona. The players’ names read like a "who's who" and so does the list of soloists who have starred with the band over the years. The quality has always been high. In the 1980's, the band was hired to tour with Dizzy Gillespie, a tour that exposed to the students the great teaching expertise that Dizzy had at his command. In 1991, the band recorded an album with the great Billy Taylor Trio, soon to be released nationally. Moisés Paiewonsky, assistant professor of trombone, serves as associate director of the ensemble. Together, Haskell, Paiewonsky and the students continue to play the classics while exploring new material.

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Abby Puzzo Recital

On Sunday, December 7, Abby Puzzo will perform a recital including Guilmant's Morceau Symphonique, Persichetti's Parable, and many more. The performance will take place at 4:00PM in Room 232.

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Studio Jazz Ensemble Performance

The UA School of Music presents "Sassy Talk," the UA Studio Jazz Ensemble's first concert of the 2008-2009 season. The ensemble has an extensive and varied repertoire representing styles and subtle characteristics unique to specific bands’ libraries and musical icons that have brought us swingin’ into the 21st century. This eclectic performance will showcase many of these different styles. The program will include not only contemporary works such as Dave Holland’s “What Goes Around” and Bob Curnow's arrangement of Pat Metheny's “It’s Just Talk,” but also some favorite standards such as Billy Strayhorn’s “Take the ‘A’ Train,” Thad Jones's “Don’t Git Sassy,” and more.

In addition, the concert will feature some of the university's finest music students. Soloists will include Jeff Siegfried (saxophones); Kaitlyn Meiss (alto saxophone); Armando Salas (tenor saxophone); Salvador Lopez (trombone); Adam Ackermann (drums); and many more. The University of Arizona Studio Jazz Ensemble is under the direction of Professors Jeff Haskell and Moisés Paiewonsky.

The UA Studio Jazz Ensemble (aka Jazz A) was founded by Tom Ervin in 1972. Jeff Haskell began conducting the ensemble regularly in 1977. In its ranks have sat some of the finest young musicians in Southern Arizona. The players’ names read like a "who's who" and so does the list of soloists who have starred with the band over the years. The quality has always been high. In the 1980's, the band was hired to tour with Dizzy Gillespie, a tour that exposed to the students the great teaching expertise that Dizzy had at his command. In 1991, the band recorded an album with the great Billy Taylor Trio, soon to be released nationally. Moisés Paiewonsky, assistant professor of trombone, serves as associate director of the ensemble. Together, Haskell, Paiewonsky and the students continue to play the classics while exploring new material.

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Faculty Trombone Recital

The UA School of Music presents “Barrio Bones,” a trombone Faculty Artist Series recital featuring a trombone ensemble of some of Tucson’s finest musicians organized by Moisés Paiewonsky. On Wednesday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Crowder Hall, Barrio Bones will perform works by Bach, Bruckner, Lynn, Niess, and more. Other faculty and guest artists on this exciting program include pianist Jeff Haskell, trombonists Rob Boone, Andrew Thompson and Mike Wharton, bass trombonist Mike Becker, as well as Jack Wood on the bass and Fred Hayes on drums.

About the program, Paiewonsky describes, "From the beginning of the twentieth century, the trombone has fulfilled a dual role in Western music, being featured as a prominent voice both in symphonic works by some of the greatest composers as well as in the jazz idiom. This recital will highlight this versatility by exploring a wide variety of genres and styles, ranging from a Baroque fugue, several vocal works including a set of motets and a traditional folk song, a twentieth-century work originally for trombone quartet, to Bebop and beyond. In addition, it will feature the instrument in two of the currently most popular trombone ensembles: the heroic and homogenous sounds of the trombone quartet and the exhilarating and dynamic 'bone band'."

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Wycliffe Gordon Visits UA

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Wycliffe Gordon (legendary jazz trombonist) will travel to The University of Arizona on Saturday, September 13, 2008 with fellow musicians Rickey Woodard (saxophone), Byron Stripling (trumpet), Bobby Floyd (piano), Lynn Seaton (bass), & Butch Miles (drums) to present a Recital/Clinic in Crowder Hall at 11:00AM. That same evening, they will present a concert at the Tucson Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort at 6:30PM. To learn more about Wycliffe Gordon, visit his website at www.wycliffegordon.com.

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Paul Deemer Wins National Jazz Competition

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Congratulations to Paul Deemer for winning this year's Eastern Trombone Workshop National Solo Jazz Competition. Paul competed in the final round of this competition at the 2008 ETW on the morning of Thursday, March 13. He was accompanied by the rhythm section of the U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble and was a featured performer with the U.S. Army Blues and special guest Bill Watrous on Friday's concert.

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John Fedchock Visits UA

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John Fedchock (New York trombonist, composer, arranger, and big band leader) will be featured as a guest artist with the University of Arizona Studio Jazz Ensemble on Wednesday, March 12 at 7:30pm. This concert is part of a yearly, week-long jazz festival known as AzJazz. Mr. Fedchock will be a featured soloist on several of his own compositions including Laura, Skylight, J-Birds (also featuring recently name ITA Carl Fontana Competition finalist Paul Deemer), and many more selections.

Mr. Fedchock will also present a clinic while he is here. Please check back later for more detailed information about that.

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Paul Deemer ITA Competition Finalist

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Congratulations to Paul Deemer for being selected as one of three finalists for this year's International Trombone Association Carl Fontana Jazz Competition. He will compete in the final round of the competition live at this year's annual International Trombone Festival to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah in May. For more information, visit the International Trombone Association's Competitions page at www.trombone.net.

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John Marcellus Visits UA

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The UA School of Music presents a guest recital featuring John Marcellus, Professor of Trombone at the Eastman School of Music, with faculty artists Michael Dauphinais, piano; Moisés Paiewonsky, trombone; and the UA Trombone Ensemble on Wednesday, January 23, at 7:30PM in Crowder Hall. In addition, Professor Marcellus will present a clinic also on Wednesday, January 23, at 1:00PM in Crowder Hall. Both events are open to the public and admission is free.

The recital program will be quite varied featuring some staple repertoire with a twist, several commissioned works, a transcription, as well as jazz. (Works by Sulek, Brahms, Pryor, Davis, and more.) This concert is part of a west coast tour that Professor Marcellus is presenting during his sabbatical from the Eastman School of Music.

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Paul Deemer Performance

On Friday, November 16, Paul Deemer will perform the first movement of Johan de Meij's T-Bone Concerto at the Wind/Percussion third area recital of the year. The performance will take place at 11:00AM in the Holsclaw Recital Hall.

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UA Trombone Quartet Performance

On Friday, November 16, the UA Trombone Quartet will perform Claude Debussy's Trois Chansons at the Wind/Percussion third area recital of the year. The performance will take place at 11:00AM in the Holsclaw Recital Hall.

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Joseph Turner Performance

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On Friday, October 26, Joseph Turner will perform the first movement of Eric Ewazen's Sonata at the Wind/Percussion second area recital of the year. The performance will take place at 11:00AM in the Holsclaw Recital Hall.

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Studio Jazz Ensemble Performance

On Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30PM in Crowder Hall, the UA School of Music presents "Jazz from Coast to Coast," the UA Studio Jazz Ensemble's first concert of the 2007-2008 season. The ensemble has an extensive and varied repertoire representing styles and subtle characteristics unique to specific regions of the country and from around the world. This eclectic performance will showcase many of these different styles. The program will include not only contemporary works such as Maria Schneider's "Choro Dançado" and Bob Curnow's arrangement of Pat Metheny's "Minuano," but also some favorite standards such as Sammy Nestico's "Hay Burner" and Benny Golson's "Whisper Not" as recorded by the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra. The program will also include works by Bobby Shew, Gordon Brisker, George Gershwin, Moisés Paiewonsky, and more.

In addition, the concert will feature some of the university's finest music students. Soloists will include Katherine Byrnes (vocals); Jason Carder (trumpet); Robert Gibboni (woodwinds); Dan Puccio (woodwinds); and many more. The University of Arizona Studio Jazz Ensemble is under the direction of Professors Jeff Haskell and Moisés Paiewonsky.

The UA Studio Jazz Ensemble (aka Jazz A) was founded by Tom Ervin in 1972. Jeff Haskell began conducting the ensemble regularly in 1977. In its ranks have sat some of the finest young musicians in Southern Arizona. The players' names read like a "who's who" and so does the list of soloists who have starred with the band over the years. The quality has always been high. In the 1980's, the band was hired to tour with Dizzy Gillespie, a tour that exposed to the students the great teaching expertise that Dizzy had at his command. In 1991, the band recorded an album with the great Billy Taylor Trio, soon to be released nationally. Moisés Paiewonsky, newly appointed trombone professor, serves as associate director of the ensemble. Together, Haskell, Paiewonsky, and the students continue to play the classics while exploring new material.

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Trombone Ensemble Performance

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On Friday, September 28, the UA Trombone Ensemble will perform Anton Bruckner's Inveni David at the Wind/Percussion first area recital of the year. The performance will take place at 11:00AM in the Holsclaw Recital Hall.

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Faculty Trombone Recital

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The UA School of Music presents "Both Sides of the Slide," a trombone Faculty Artist Series recital, introducing Moisés Paiewonsky to the UA School of Music faculty. On Monday, October 1 at 7:30PM in Crowder Hall, Paiewonsky will perform works by Mozart, Puccini, Sulek, Lynn, Ewazen, and more. Other faculty and guest artists on this exciting program include pianists Michael Dauphinais and Jeff Haskell; trombonists Rob Boone, Andrew Thompson, and Mike Wharton; bass trombonist Mike Becker; as well as Jack Wood on the bass and Fred Hayes on drums.

About the program, Paiewonsky describes, "From the beginning of the twentieth century, the trombone has fulfilled a dual role in Western music, being featured as a prominent voice both in symphonic works by some of the greatest composers as well as in the jazz idiom. This recital will highlight this versatility by exploring a wide variety of genres and styles, ranging from a Classical double fugue, a Romantic operatic aria, a Neo-Classical twentieth-century sonata, to a groovy Sidewinder blues. In addition, it will feature an exciting array of ensembles including the ever-popular trombone and piano duo, the heroic and homogenous sounds of the trombone quartet, and the exhilarating and dynamic 'bone band'."

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Andy Martin Visits UA

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Andy Martin (legendary jazz/studio trombonist) will travel to The University of Arizona on Saturday, September 15, 2007 with his colleagues Wayne Bergeron (trumpet), Pete Christlieb (saxophone), Shelly Berg (piano), Dave Stone (bass), and Ed Shaughnessy (drums) to present a Recital/Clinic in Crowder Hall at 2:00PM. That same evening, they will present a concert at the Tucson Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort at 6:30PM. To learn more about Andy Martin, visit his website at www.drewbone.com.

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