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The University of Jazz Ensemble 1 Dean McNeill, director Cantando Festival Winspear Centre, Edmonton 8:00 pm. April 21, 2008 Repertoire performed will be chosen from the following selections: I See Voices c/a Bret Zvacek Body and Soul Johnny Green, Arr. Ron Collier Dave Morgan, trumpet soloist I Just Found Out About Love Johnny Mathis, Arr. Don Menza Canada¹s Ocean Playground ‘ c/a Steve Haines Paceo Promanade c/a Benny Carter Katy Do c/a Benny Carter Once in a While Michael Edwards, Arr. Akira Sato Deedles Blues Morgan Ames, Arr Frank Foster Fun Time c/a Sammy Nestico Minuano Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays, Arr. Bob Curnow The Diver c/a Matt Harris Rumpus in Richmond Duke Ellington, Transcribed by David Berger Gentle Piece c/a Kenny Wheeler University of Saskatchewan Jazz Ensemble 1 Spring 2008 Personnel Director: Dean McNeill Alto 1: Mike Lett* Bone 1: Laurier Baribeau* Alto 2: Brandon Jean Bone 2: Eric Hyde Tenor 1: Jenelle Orcherton Bone 3: Will Kaufold Tenor 2: Tommy Davis Bone 4: Justin Boechler Bari: Adam Gillespie Bone 5: Shamus Currie Lead Trumpet: Adam Streisal* / Alex Loewen Guitar: Fintan Quin Trumpet 2: Marissa Myers Piano: David Fong Trumpet 3: Jenny Pearson Bass: John Ahern* Trumpet 4: Elise Epp Drums: Stefan Scott Percussion: Brett Graham *Section Leaders Vocals: Elise Epp Since Department Head Dean McNeill began directing the University of Saskatchewan Jazz Ensemble 1 in 1998 the ensemble has performed throughout Western Canada and recorded four compact disks in their Bumper Crop CD series. Featured guest artists have included Dr. Craig Brenan, Mark DeJong, Gordon Foote (McGill University), Greg Gatien (Brandon University), Dan Haerle (University of North Texas), Steve Haines (Miles Davis Institute, Greensborough), Mike Herriott, Jens Lindemann (U.C.L.A.), Professor Joe Luloff (North Western University), Brian O’Kane, Billy Proutin (Keyano College), Dave Robbins, Campbell Ryga (Juno Award Winner), Rob Sommervillie, Brad Turner (Juno Award Winner), Ross Ulmer, Mike Vax, Andre´ White (McGill University), and Bret Zvacek (Crane School of Music, SUNY-Potsdam). The ensemble has also worked in clinics with the likes of Jon Ballantyne, Hugh Fraser, and Slide Hampton, as well as with all of the above guest performers. Annual ensemble activities include: Fall Big Band Swing Dance-jazz area fundraiser UNIFEST Jazz Concert in November UofS Louis´ Pub mid-semester performances (fall and winter) Semester-End concerts at the Bassment jazz club (December and April) Spring Jazz Ensemble 1 Tour CD recording session (March) and a subsequent CD release every second year with CD repertoire representing two consecutive years of ensemble activity. In the fall of 2007, the ensemble released its fourth CD entitled Bumper Crop IV-Perceptions. This CD coincided with the university’s 100th year Homecoming celebration. University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association Reunion Weekend Chancellor’s Dance Sask-Tel Jazz Festival Star Phoenix Stage year-end performance The UofS Department of Music now offers an 18 credit-unit minor in Jazz Studies. Related courses include Jazz Materials (jazz theory), Jazz Improvisation, Jazz History, Jazz Pedagogy, Jazz Arranging, African Drumming, and Jazz Ensemble. University of Saskatchewan Applied Faculty Piano: Trombone / Low Brass: Prof. Kathleen Solose (faculty member) Don Schmidt Bonnie Nicholson Kathy Lohrenz Gable Percussion: Naida Archer Darrell Bueckert Voice: Guitar: Dr. Garry Gable (faculty member) Walter Hofmeister Chris Kelly Janice Paterson Violin: Philip Kashap Oboe: Caitlin Broms-Jacobs String Bass: Richard Carnegie Flute: Randi Nelson Clarinet: Margaret Wilson Saxophone: Dr. Glen Gillis (faculty member) Troy Linsley French Horn: Arlene Shiplett Trumpet: Prof. Dean McNeill (faculty member) Terry Heckman Natalie DeJong Biographies Canadian trumpeter/composer Dean McNeill is Head of the University of Saskatchewan Department of Music. Dean is a graduate of the University of North Texas (Masters), McGill University (Undergraduate), and McEwan College (Diploma). He has composed and/or arranged music for secondary, college, and professional ensembles writing works for brass quintet, jazz combo, large jazz ensemble, brass ensemble, wind ensemble, and symphony orchestra. Many of his published pieces can be found through First Stroke Music, Cherry Classics Music, Walrus Music, or obtained directly via deanmcneill.com. Dean two most recent CD projects include: #1) Prairie Fire: Large Jazz Ensemble: An all-Canadian professional ensemble including Kelly Jefferson, Mike Rud, Mike Downs, Ted Warren, Bill Mahar, John McLeod, Brian O’Kane, and Mike Herriott, as well as Juno award winners Huge Fraser and Campbell Ryga. #2) Mélange: Music for Trumpet and Piano. This CD features western Canadian talent both in the classical and jazz genre (i.e. Performers: Dean McNeill (trumpet), Jon Ballantyne (2007 Juno award-winning jazz pianist), Bonnie Nicholson (classical piano) and composers: David Kaplan, Elizabeth Raum, Allan Gilliland, and David McIntyre). For more information regarding either CD project visit deanmcneill.com. Dean has performed with the Banff Centre Jazz Orchestra, Vancouver Jazz Orchestra, Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, Blue Bonnet Brass (Texas), the Birth of the Cool (repertoire project), Saskatoon, Red Deer, and Irving (Texas) Symphony Orchestras, lead many of his own jazz combos on western Canadian tours and has conducted the Saskatoon Symphony (pops concerts). Dean has performed with the likes of Kenny Wheeler, Pat LaBarbera, P.J. Perry, Denzal Sinclaire, Bobby Caldwell, and Tommy Banks. A Yamaha artist, Dean has adjudicated throughout Canada sharing the stage with such performers as Bob Mintzer, and Juno-award winners P.J. Perry and Brad Turner. A Yamaha artist, Dean most recently performed in a classical recital recorded by CBC radio at the 2007 Western Canadian Music Awards. Dave Morgan began playing trumpet in Saskatoon at the age of 10 and music became a passion for Dave very quickly. He studied Jazz Performance at Humber College in Toronto, and then went on to the University of Saskatchewan to study Music Education. Performing is something that Dave has always enjoyed and although he does teach privately, playing in public is where he finds his greatest enjoyment. Dave worked on several cruise ships after the U of S and has worked professionally in North America and England. In 2001 Dave auditioned for and won a job with the Canadian military as a musician. Since then Dave has worked with three Bands in the military; The Air Command band in Winnipeg, The Central Band of the Canadian Forces in Ottawa (both of these were Air Force bands) and since 2004 with the Royal Canadian Artillery Band (Army) based at the Edmonton Garrison. Dave is in great demand as a soloist and plays with many "civilian" groups in Edmonton including The Edmonton Jazz Orchestra and The Retrofitz.
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