Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Jazz and Trombones Featured Saturday at TTU

The 3rd TTU Trombone Day will be presented on Saturday, March 26th, with a series of masterclasses and concerts by the members of The Capitol Bones, a jazz group based in Washington, D.C.  The Capitol Bones have played throughout the country, including performances at jazz clubs, universities and an annual appearance at The Eastern Trombone Workshop in Washington, DC. The day will begin at 9 a.m. with a bass trombone session by Jeff Cortazzo and Jerry Amoury, followed at 10:30 by simultaneous jazz bass, drums, and arranging sessions. At 1:30, there will be a Jazz Improvisation clinic, lead by Jim McFalls, Jay Gibble and Steve Fidyk. This event and all others during the day are free and open to the public. The TTU Trombone Choir, Trombones at Tech, will open the evening's performance at 7:30 p.m. with a few jazz selections before turning the rest of the evening over to the Capitol Bones.