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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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