I’m honored to perform and work with this group of talented young jazzers, under the direction of Knoxville trombonist Tom Lundberg. A couple of my charts mixed in with other great charts by Mossman, and Mike Tomaro, among others.
Grammy award winning Jeff Watts is one of the most dynamic jazz drummers, ever. He’ll be performing with MTSU Jazz Ensemble I and faculty as a part of our annual Illinois Jacquet Jazz Festival. General admission $10, MTSU students, faculty, staff, FREE.
Come hear two sets by the group as a part of the festival’s “52nd St.” in downtown. Stay tuned for clinic times by the group.
As a part of my sabbatical in fall 18, I’ve written new compositions for the Tennessee Jazz Collective, a big band in residence at Middle Tennessee State. This concerts features my friends and collaborators! Tickets $10 general public, free to MTSU students, faculty, staff.
More info at https://www.mtsu.edu/music/jazzseries.php
I’m very proud of my friend and colleague Ryan Middagh, as he puts together an all star cast of Nashville musicians to perform and record his new works at Vanderbilt University. Check out his release featuring Wycliffe Gordon at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI-9suu63yo
Butler U. celebrates the century of Bernstein's birth by commissioning a studio orchestra arrangement of 4 pieces: Big Stuff, Meditation #3 and Simple Song (from Mass) and the Mambo from West Side Story.
Come hear drummer Matt Wilson and guitarist Gary Wittner with MTSU Jazz Ensemble 1 and Faculty Jazztet. Concert in Hinton Hall, free admission MTSU faculty, staff, students, $10 general public.
An evening of exciting jazz featuring Tennessee performers, composers and arrangers. In conjunction with the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra concert series.
For tickets see http/wwwmurfreesborosymphonycom/basie-bebop-ballads-blues
He's one of the best, and the Middle Tennessee faculty will be featured heavily. Free for MTSU folks, and area music students, $10 general public.
U of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Jazz Ens. I under the direction of Mr. Robert Baca, will play my newest chart on a John Ellis tune, "Happy: from One Foot in the Swamp". Come check out a great college band, and guest trombone play Michael Davis.
MTSU Jazz Studies in collaboration with the school of music, announces the 1st concert in the MTSU Jazz Artist Series.
We're playing Dizzy's music with an all star cast - Matt Endahl, piano, Brian Mueller, drums, Jim Ferguson, bass, Denis Solee, alto, Mike Jenner, tenor, Roland Barber, trombone.
The Nashville Jazz Workshop, in collaboration with the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, announces the 11th season of the popular jazz performance and education series Jazz on the Move. Each installment features a lecture and performance highlighting a major figure or period in jazz history. Presented by Nashville’s top jazz artists/educators, the series offers audiences world-class music as well as an opportunity to learn more about jazz.
I'm playing Dizzy's music with an all star cast - Matt Endahl, piano, Derrek Phillips, drums, Jim Ferguson, bass, Denis Solee, alto, Rahsaan Barber, tenor, Roland Barber, trombone.
On Sunday, September 25 at 7pm, the Nashville Jazz Workshop and the Tennessee State University Music Department present an installment in the popular Jazz on the Move series. The program is a lecture/performance on the Music of The Benny Golson / Art Farmer Jazztet, presented by trombonist Roland Barber with an all-star group of supporting musicians. FREE ADMISSION
The Jazztet was one of the most influential recording and touring jazz groups of the 1960's. Co-founded by saxophonist / composer Benny Golson and trumpeter Art Farmer, the band launched the careers of several prominent instrumentalists and produced many brilliant compositions, several of which went on to become jazz standards. The group recorded with several iterations in the 60's, and was later re-formed in the 80's for another run of international touring and six new recordings.