Monday, March 4, 2013

Jazz Greatness

The Hume-Fogg Silver Jazz Band went to the University of Louisville Jazz Festival in late February. The entire band competed to be selected to open for one of the featured jazz artists' concerts at the festival and two of the student-led jazz combos (Jazz Knights and Jazz Convoy) also competed to be able to perform for the jazz festival.

Daniel is the drummer for the Jazz Convoy, along with other seniors, Joey Santoro (guitar), Simon Sweetman (saxophone), Chase Coffey (trombone), John Dooley (trumpet) and Jeremy Capps (piano), as well as sophomore Patrick Goudeau on bass. They were selected to open for the Amina Figarova Sextet on Friday night of the festival. I hate that I had to miss seeing them play live, but am grateful that some of the trip chaparones posted some video on You Tube. Below is their performance of "Pacemaker," composed and arranged by Joey Santoro.

I'll put in a shameless plug here and say that you can come hear the Silver Jazz Band, along with the two jazz combos, in their Spring Concert on Friday, May 3 at Hume-Fogg High School in downtown Nashville. This will also be Daniel's final high school concert (sniff, sniff), so please come join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of these awesome students and their wonderfully dedicated director, Dr. Ripani.

1 comment:

Jeff said...

Hmmm...sounds like we need to diversify a bit on Sunday mornings...