Thursday, July 24, 2008

Let The Good Times Roll

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KV Rambo and the lovely Mrs. KV Rambo, Son Of Seth, Baby D (badly in need of a shave and a diet) and "Who's Almost Who Kver's" Artie Burack, Mitch Olshewitz and wives, gathered to hear Todd Schefflin perform with Freddy Cole. Above a "bootleg" segment of Todd's alto solo on "Let The Good Times Roll" combined with a few post concert images and various online Cole images
At William Patterson College, July 23, 2008
Summer Jazz Week, which draws thousands of jazz fans to the University’s campus every summer, is designed to make jazz more accessible to the community. William Paterson has been a flagship of jazz education for more than 25 years and is recognized for its internationally known Jazz Studies Program and nationally acclaimed Jazz Room Series of concerts each fall and spring.
The festival opens on Monday, July 21 with a University faculty concert featuring Cecil Bridgewater and Friends. Bridgewater is a trumpeter whose long list of credits includes playing, composing, and recording with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra and the Horace Silver Quartet. Over the years he has shared the stage and/or studio with the Count Basie Orchestra, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Heath, Sir Roland Hanna, Wynton Marsalis, and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers among others. Bridgewater is a jazz instructor at William Paterson.
On Tuesday, July 25, Clem DeRosa, a renowned drummer, conductor, and jazz educator, will lead the American Jazz Repertory Orchestra in a concert. Over the years, DeRosa has toured Europe and the U.S., leading the Glenn Miller, Jimmy Dorsey, Dorsey Brothers, Bert Kaempfert, and Tribute to Benny Goodman Orchestras, as well as his own Copacabana Orchestra in New York City. DeRosa is the father of Richard DeRosa, associate professor of jazz arranging, at William Paterson.
Freddy Cole and the William Paterson Summer Jazz Ensemble, directed by Stephen Marcone, will perform on Wednesday, July 23. Cole, a pianist and vocalist (and the brother of Nat “King” Cole), regularly tours the U.S., Europe, the Far East, and South America.
Bassist and composer Sean Smith and his trio will perform on Thursday, July 24. Smith has been part of the international jazz scene for more than twenty years, appearing in many of the major jazz rooms and concert halls all over the world. He has toured extensively in North and South America, throughout Europe and the Mediterranean, as well as Russia, Turkey, Morocco, and Japan. The legendary Billy Taylor (87 years young on 7/25) and his Trio will bring Summer Jazz Week 2008 to a conclusion on Friday, July 25.

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