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Jazz Ensemble


November 18, 2003 :: No. 109

Who: Cal State Fullerton Department of Music
What: Jazz Ensemble I, Chuck Tumlinson, director
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003
Where: Little Theatre, California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd. (Nutwood and State College Blvd.) Fullerton
Program: With acclaimed jazz trombonist Andy Martin the CSUF Jazz Ensemble I will perform arrangements by Tom Kubis, Gordon Goodwin and Bill Holman.
Other selections with the ensemble include works by Thad Jones, Maria Schneider and student composer Danny Larsh.

Guest trombonist Andy Martin is widely regarded as one of the top jazz trombonists and studio players in the world. He has been spotlighted on recordings with such artists such as Horace Silver, Quincy Jones, Clare Fischer, Bill Holman, and was the featured soloist on a recording of the renowned Metropole Orchestra in Holland. He has been widely heard on soundtracks and television.

Jazz Ensemble I consistently receives high scores and acclaim at major west coast jazz festivals. They have been featured on a live radio broadcast across North America as part of the Playboy Jazz Festival, and in 1991 and 1992 won the Pacific Coast Collegiate Jazz Festival competing against groups from 50 colleges and universities in seven western states. Jazz Ensemble I has performed, by invitation, at many leading Southern California festivals, have produced four award-winning recordings and are currently at work on a fifth.

Under direction the director of Chuck Tumlinson the ensemble has appeared at the International Association of Jazz Educators Conference and as part of an invitation-only tribute to Woody Herman, and annually at the Brea Jazz Festival. As a performer Tumlinson was trumpet soloist with the University of North Texas One O'clock Lab Band, and has appeared at the Wichita, Reno and Kool jazz festivals. He has performed with the Count Basie Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie, Terence Blanchard, Mark Murphy and Ray Charles. As a composer/arranger, his works have been recorded by leading bands and performers throughout the country such Pete Christlieb and Eric Marienthal. In addition to his jazz credentials, Tumlinson has served as principal trumpet in the Wichita Falls (Texas) Symphony and has performed with the Wichita Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony/Opera and Sunflower Chamber orchestras.

Admission: Advance sales $15; $10 with Titan Discount (student, senior or CSUF ID)
At the door all tickets $15
Box Office: Tickets available at the Performing Arts Center box office 657-278-3371. Hours: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mondays-Fridays and one hour prior to performance. Or online at: tickets.com
Internet Site: http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/events/
Media Contact:

Elizabeth Champion, College of the Arts at 657-278-2434

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