The UIW Music Department and KRTU FM 91.7
"A Night of Jazz on Broadway"
Featuring Guitar Legend, Jackie King
Thursday, December 6, 2012 @ 7:00 pm in the UIW Fine Arts Auditorium
General Admission $25 at the door, $20 Online | KRTU Members - $10 at the door or Online
VIP Premium Tickets, $75 Online - Reserved seats up front - includes backstage pass for
wine & cheese reception
with Jackie King and Butch Miles after concert
KRTU FM 91.7 Special Projects Producer, JJ Lopez, has just completed a South Texas Jazz Project featuring the music of Jackie King, and what Mr. Lopez describes as a fascinating interview. It will air on the following two Thursdays (Nov 22nd & 29th @ 7:00 pm) and Saturdays (Nov 24th & Dec 1st @ 5:00 pm). All KRTU broadcasts can be replayed online at krtu.org any time within one week of the original airing time.
Proceeds from this concert go to the UIW Fine Arts Renovation Campaign which
includes a new music building scheduled to break ground in Spring, 2013
"A Night of Jazz on Broadway" Cast Members:
Jackie King - Don't miss his Music Business Workshop @ UIW on Thursday, Dec 6th at 1:30 pm - FREE!
UIW Jazz Ensemble - Only local university jazz ensemble to perform at Montreux Jazz Festival
John Magaldi's Prime Time Jazz Orchestra - Celebrating their 10th anniversary performing in South Texas
Drummer Butch Miles - Played with Sinatra, Brubeck, Ella, Tony Bennett, and 17 years with Count Basie
Vocalist John Panzarella - Member of UIW Jazz Ensemble and Prime Time Jazz Orchestra
UIW Jazz Ensemble Director - JIm Waller - Interim Chair, UIW Music Department
The cast members listed above have very impressive and extensive résumés and have
with many of the biggest names in Jazz and Pop. For those
more about them, they will find a wealth of information below.
Jackie King has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in American popular music and jazz including Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, Richie Cole, Chet Baker, Marian McPartland, Phil Woods, Tony Bennett, Norah Jones, The Boston Pops, and The Joffrey Ballet. He has an extensive discography with releases on CBS-Columbia Records, Mercury Records, Indigo Moon Records, Concord Records and numerous other labels. He is also well-known and respected as a music educator. King was recruited by Howard Roberts to teach at the prestigious Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) in Los Angeles and a few years later, he opened the Southwest Guitar Conservatory in San Antonio which attracted students from all over the United States. He has been a clinician and given workshops at such places as Berklee College of Music in Boston and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He will have a Music Business at UIW at 1:30 on the UIW campus, Room TBA . Admission is free. For Jackie's complete bio, click here.
Butch Miles has performed with many of the worlds most famous jazz artists including: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dave Brubeck, Mel Torme, Lena Horne, Joe Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Woody herman, Clark Terry, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney and for seventeen years with the Count Basie Orchestra. He has performed at every major jazz festival in the world including: the Montreux jazz Festival, The North Sea Jazz Festival, The Newport jazz Festival (every year since 1975), The Montreal Jazz Festival (see his résumé for the complete list). In 1976, Butch played a Royal Command Performance for Her Majesty the Queen of England which was televised throughout all of Europe. He has recorded over 100 albums including (4) Grammy winners. He has appeared on numerous television shows including: "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson, "The Merv Griffin Show,"The Dick Cavett Show," and on radio shows all over the globe. He is a clinician for the Ludwig Drum Company. For his complete bio on his Texas State University faculty page, click here.
John Magaldi's Prime Time Jazz Orchestra (PTJO) will be celebrating their tenth anniversary on the night of the concert. PTJO membership includes some of the finest jazz musicians in South Texas. Bandleader John Magaldi has an extensive résumé that includes performing with such luminaries as: Mel Torme, Johnny Mathis, The Temptations, Patti Page, Tony Bennett, the Glen MIller Orchestra, Marvin Gaye, Rosemary Clooney, Henry Mancini, and many more. Space prohibits detailing all of the members of PTJO but a few highlights are: Polly Harrison - guitarist, UIW Music graduate, and long time member of "Small World," Rick Horn - lead trumpet with PTJO & UIW, ex-lead trumpet with U.S. Air Force Band, Mark Hill - trombone. ex-U.S. Air Force Band & current UIW Music Faculty member, Larry Loden - baritone sax with PTJO, tenor sax with UIW Jazz Ensemble and UIW Music Faculty member, Brian Christensen - lead alto sax with PTJO & UIW Jazz Ensemble. Drummer Joe Caploe, UIW Music Faculty.
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.
John Panzarella will be the featured vocalist with both big bands for "A Night of Jazz on Broadway." John, orignally from New York, has played trumpet with the UIW Jazz Ensemble since 2006 and was part of the Montreux Jazz Festival performance in 2009. He is also a member of PTJO and "The Crimson Jazz Orchestra." He is the leader and featured vocalist with his own group. "Johnny P. and the Wise Guys" a great jazz/swing band that keeps busy with performances all over San Antonio. The three black and white photos on this page were taken during "A Swingin' Night in New York," a recent concert at the Blue Star featuring John singing the music of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Louis Prima with PTJO providing the musical backing. The night was a roaring success and all who attended were thoroughly impressed with Mr. Panzarella's performance. He doesn't try to sound like Sinatra or Bennett but he has the same impeccable sense of phrasing along with a truly great voice.
There is no doubt in my mind that "A Night of Jazz on Broadway" will be a night to remember for a long time.
It brings together many truly talented and accomplished musicians who love to make music for the sheer joy
it brings to their audience
and to themselves. We are hoping to raise both money for, and public awareness of, our
need for a new building for both music and art. The building we are currently in was designed to accomodate
30 music majors, we currently have 107. If you love music and especially jazz, you don't want to miss this night!
Thank you, Jim Waller, Director, UIW Jazz Ensemble
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