The UIW Music Department
"A Night of Jazz on Broadway - Spring Edition"
Featuring World-renowned Jazz Trombonist, Bill Watrous
Performing with the UIW Jazz Ensemble
The UIW Music Department also welcomes the multiple award-winning
Sandra Day O'Connor High School Jazz Ensemble,
directed by Roland Sandoval
Thursday, May 2, 2013 @ 7:30 pm in the UIW Fine Arts Auditorium
This concert is a fundraiser for two wonderful organizations, the Special Forces Association and the
Green Beret Foundation.
These organizations do amazing work. The funds they raise through donations are used
to support multiple organizations and causes including: Special Forces Association Emergency Relief Fund,
Scholarship Programs for members and their families,
San Antonio Food Bank, Battered Women's Shelter, Boy's and Girl's Club of America, Wounded Warriors, and many more!
Admission to "A Night of Jazz on Broadway -Spring Edition is free.
There is a suggested donation of $5 at the door for students and $10 for non-students.
The UIW Jazz Ensemble is comprised of both student and professional musicians. Since becoming a full size big band in 2006, the ensemble has performed every year at both the Texas Jazz Festival in Corpus Christi and the St. Mary's Fiesta Jazz Festival at St. Mary's University in San Antonio. The ensemble also performs on the last Wednesday of each month at the Cove during each semester. Other performances include "Jazz at the Witte" and "Holiday Saxophones." In 2009, after submitting video demos of two performances recorded live at the Cove, the ensemble was invited to perform at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, Holland and the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. The UIW Jazz Ensemble was the only university ensemble from the United States invited to perform at the North Sea Festival in 2009. Due to the economy, fundraising was very difficult and the ensemble raised enough to attend only one festival. In July, 2009, The UIW Jazz Ensemble became the first university ensemble from San Antonio to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Current UIW faculty members of the ensemble include: Drummer Mitch Seal, bassist David Fike, saxophonist Larry Loden, and trombonist Mark Hill.
JIm Waller is currently the Interim Chair of the UIW Music Department and Coordinator of the Music Industry Studies program. He has been in the music business for over forty years as an arranger, composer, producer, performer, and recording engineer. He studied music composition with Mildred Couper, Thea Musgrave, Gordon Crosse, and jazz arranging with Billy Byers. Jim holds an MS in Music Technology from Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis and a BA in Music Composition from the College of Creative Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara. As an artist/producer, Jim has had recordings released on Warner Brothers, United Artists, Del-Fi, Arvee, Sundazed Records. Jim has performed with Marvin Gaye, Etta James, Willie Nelson, Tony Orlando and Dawn, Cat Anderson, Bobby Hatfield, Ray Peterson, The Ojays, Gene Pitney, Richie Cole, Paul Gonsalves, Pete Fountain, The Coasters, Frank Rosolino, and was a member of Jackie King's band in 1986 and played keys on Jackie's "Night Bird" LP on CBS-Columbia Records. More info on Jim's faculty page
The Sandra Day O'Connor High School Jazz Ensemble
The ensemble is part of a jazz program that has produced a large number of young jazz musicians that have earned chairs in the All Region Jazz Ensemble (often 40-50% of the All Region Jazz Ensemble). It has also produced seven TMEA All State Jazz Students in the last seven years and 75 soloists have been named to All Star
Bands and Outstanding Soloist awards at various festivals.
The ensemble has won multiple awards at prestigious jazz festival competitions including: The Hill Country Jazz Festival at Texas State University, Jazz Along the Medina Jazz Festival, Palo Alto College jazz Festival, Rio Grande Valley Jazz Festival, North Texas Jazz Festival, Temple College Jazz Festival. This is truly one of the great jazz progams in Texas and is helping to keep one of America's true art forms, alive.
Roland Sandoval, Director of Bands/Jazz Studies Sandra Day O'Connor HS
Roland Sandoval studied Music Education at Texas Lutheran University and the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is a recipient of a Masters Degree in Education from Our Lady of the Lake University. He has been a Texas band director in the award winning programs in the Kingsville and Hondo ISD’s. He returned to San Antonio as a band director at John Jay HS. Roland is currently serving as the Director of Bands at Sandra Day O’Connor High School in the Northside School District. His duties include serving as Associate Conductor of all 3 concert bands, 2 jazz ensembles & jazz combo. He has also been the music arranger and drill designer for the award winning 250 member O’Connor “Panther” Marching Band.
Roland has been on the summer faculty of several band, leadership and drum major camps. His service includes being the TMEA All State Concert Bands saxophone section teacher for over 4 years and from 2003-2012 he has been the Organizer for the TMEA All State Jazz Ensemble. He has been the Vice President of the TMEA Region 11 and currently serves as both Jazz Division Chairman and President of Region 11. From 2003-2009 Mr. Sandoval was the Vice President of the Texas Chapter of the International Association for Jazz Education and now serves as Executive Director of the Texas Jazz Educators Association. Roland continues to be active as a clinician and adjudicator throughout Texas in the marching, jazz, and concert arenas. For more info visit his faculty webpage.
There is no doubt in my mind that "A Night of Jazz on Broadway - Spring Edition" will be a night to remember for a long time. How can you go wrong with the amazing Bill Watrous, the UIW Jazz Ensemble, and one of the best High School Jazz Ensembles in Texas. Hope to see you all there!
Thank you, Jim Waller, Director, UIW Jazz Ensemble
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