January Jazz Fest
AND THE NEW ORLEANS SOUND
Jan 17, Sat. 8pm
Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center
Stanton Davis, Jr. is an American jazz trumpeter who was born and raised in the rich musical traditions of New Orleans. Listen to the rhythms of Dixieland when the New Orleans Sound comes to town. Stanton has played with the biggest names in jazz and has even been heard in the orchestra pits on Broadway!
Ticket Pricing: Adult Seniors/Student Children (-12)
$22.50 $22.50 $15.00
*ALL TICKET ORDERS FOR CONCERTS, JAZZ, AND SPECIAL EVENTS INCREASE $5.00 DAY OF PERFORMANCE.
Meet the Artists...
STANTON DAVIS studied at the Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music. He worked in radio and clubs in the Boston area, gradually extending his skills and experience with a variety of engagements with leaders such as Lester Bowie, Charlie Haden, George Gruntz and Richard Muhal Abrams. As these artists suggest, Davis' musical inclinations lie on hard bop and post-bop areas of jazz.
His more commercially orientated work includes stints with Broadway theatre pit bands. He has recorded with some of the above named artists and also with Ray Anderson and the Art Ensemble of Chicago.
He encourages young musicians and has taught extensively, including residencies at Wellesley and Bennington colleges, NEM, and at Southeast University, Massachusetts.
TERRY WALDO is considered one of America's premier performers and presenters of Ragtime and Early Jazz. Known for his virtuoso ragtime and stride piano playing, charming vocals, and disarming wit, he is the protege, of the legendary Eubie Blake, who called Waldo "an extension of my own musical self." Waldo has played countless New York jazz clubs, including the legendary Cookery, Hanratty's and Michaels' Pub where he produced and starred in nine critically acclaimed musical revues. He has appeared in concerts worldwide, including the Grand Parade du Jazz in Venice, George Wein's JVC Jazz Festival at Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center. He recently appeared with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall where he performed the world premier of "The Eubie Blake Concerto".
PATIENCE HIGGINS from Greenville SC, is a multi - reed player who plays all Saxophones, Flutes, Clarinets, Oboe, and English Horn. Under the direction of Mercer Ellington and now Paul Ellington, has been a member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra for the last twenty years. He has toured and recorded with Frank Foster and Count Basie Orchestra, Savion Glover, Aretha Franklin, Lionel Hampton, Ray Charles, Muhal Richard Abrams, Archie & Tailor Made, David Murray, Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Scott, Paquito D'Rivera, Nicolas Payton, Rodney Kendrick, Yoko Ono, Hamiett Bluiett, The Boys Choir of Harlem, Dee Dee Bridgewater, The Pointer Sisters, Don Byron, Vanessa Roubin, Cleo Lane and The Sugar Hill Jazz Quartet.
He has also performed in many Broadway shows including; AVE. Q, DREAMGIRLS, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', HAIR and CHICAGO. He has been featured on the following movie soundtracks: THE COTTON CLUB, SCHOOL DAZE, AWAKENINGS, SOUL TO SOUL and BABY BOY.
DAVID GREGO was born and raised in New Jersey. David has been seen most recently at the PaperMill Playhouse and Plainfield Symphony. Some of his musical meanderings have been with the Broadway Musical CHICAGO (12 years), Nickelodeon's BLUES CLUES, the 18 time Grammy award winning "jimmy Sturr Orchestra", tubist Howard Johnson, actor Andre DeShields and composer LaMont Young. He was also a member of the last aggregate of the "Spike Jones Band". His own band, "Tubaczar", incorporates a 1/4 tone tuba and external electronics performing in a jazz/rock idiom. He holds various degrees from the Manhattan School of Music.
KEN CRUTCHFIELD has performed with such artists as Hank Crawford, Eddie Harris, Noel Pointer, Della Reese, Bennie Maupin and Joe Tex. While residing in California, Ken received his B.M. in music from the University of Southern California. Later, Ken joined the original cast of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' on Broadway that brought him to New York. There he worked on such musicals as JELLY'S LAST JAM, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE and with Jazz artists such as Lester Bowie and David Murray. Ken received an M.A. in Jazz Performance from Queens College. Currently Ken stars with his wife in their own creation as a comedy duo entitled MATTERS OF THE HEART at The Hartley House in NYC.