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Music

Jazz Ensemble I & II

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March 10, 2004 :: No. 172

Who: Cal State Fullerton Department of Music
   
What: Jazz Ensembles I & II, Chuck Tumlinson, director
   
When: 8 p.m. Friday, Mar. 19, 2004
   
Where: Little Theatre, California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd. (Nutwood and State College Blvd.) Fullerton
   
Program:

Jazz Ensemble II
Where are the Changes ......... Chuck Tumlinson (premiere)
Invitation ..................................... arr. Frank Mantooth
Blues It Horace Silver, ............. arr. Rich Matteson
Take the "A" Train ..................... arr. Sammy Nestico
Boplicity ...................................... Miles Davis


Jazz Ensemble I
Nixon ........................................... Ken Walicki (world premiere)
My One and Only Love ............. arr. Chuck Tumlinson
Mean What You Say ................. Thad Jones
Serengeti Mark Levine ............. arr. Bob Washut
Empty Ballroom Blues ............. Oliver Nelson
Sing, Sing, Sing ......................... arr. Jim McNeely

   
Backround:

CSUF’s Jazz Ensembles have consistently received high scores and acclaim at major jazz festivals. Jazz Ensemble *I has 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. They have also 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 Jazz program continues to grow and flourish. As a performer Tumlinson was trumpet soloist with University of North Texas’ One O'clock Lab Band, and appeared at the Wichita, Reno and Kool jazz festivals. He has performed with the Count Basie Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie, Terence Blanchard and Ray Charles. His compositions and arrangements have been recorded by leading bands and performers throughout the country and Jazz Ensemble II will present a new premiere on this concert.

The concert also offers the world premiere of composers Ken Walicki’s “Nixon.” Walicki’s received grants and commissions by The Kronos Quartet (“nada Brahma”), the American Composers Forum, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, the Mary Flagler Cary Trust and Meet the Composer among others.

He was a Fulbright Scholar in Germany where he studied with Karlheinz Stockhausen and Helmut Lachenmann, and earned his Ph.D. from Michigan State University where he studied with Jere Hutcheson. Aesthetically, Walicki has been influenced by a combination of growing up in Detroit as a funk and rock guitarist, his involvement with Hindustani, Turkish and Arabic music and a traditional art music education. He has studied both the sitar and the Turkish saz, and has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and the South Asian subcontinent. He divided his time the last two years between New York and Istanbul, Turkey where he taught composition at Istanbul Technical University. He is currently on faculty with Cal State Fullerton’s Department of Music, and his music is available on Knitting Factory Works, C.R.I., Channel Records and, in Japan, on Riot Records

   
Admission: Advance sales $15 ($10 with advance Titan discount & $6 with advance CSUF student discount) 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: www.tickets.com
   
Website: http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/events/
   
Media Contact: Elizabeth Champion, College of the Arts at 657-278-2434


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