The Cameron University Department of Music will present David Anderson and Friends as the headliners for the 34th annual Country/Jazz Fusion Concert on Thursday, October 30. The concert will also feature the Cameron University Jazz Ensemble and the Cameron University/Lawton Community Jazz Ensemble. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students/senior citizens/military. Cameron University faculty, students and staff are admitted free with proper identification. General admission seating is limited to the first 450 patrons. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Music at 580-581-2440.
Cameron alumnus David Anderson has been a staple of the Lawton/Fort Sill music community for more than 25 years. He has performed with the Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra in addition to providing musical accompaniment at numerous events throughout southwest Oklahoma and is the organ and choir director of First Christian Church. . He will be joined by area musicians Chris Bayne on guitar, Monty Booker on drumset, Stuart Robertson on fiddle and Logan Walker on saxophone.
Bayne is also a CU alumnus. He has three albums available in the iTunes store and, along with Booker and Walker, can be heard playing jazz at Atlanta Bread Company the first and third Fridays of every month.
Another CU alumnus, Booker has toured with country music superstar Bryan White and is one of the musicians on the Grammy-winning album, “Amazing Grace Vol.2” from Sparrow Records.
A champion fiddler, Robertson is the son of the great fiddler and luthier Homer Robertson. He has performed with numerous musicians and bands including The Chris Caldwell Band among other others.
Walker is a member of the 77th Army Band and has traveled the world playing for the likes of James Brown, Johnny Mathis, and numerous others. He has written many arrangements for pageant contestants as well as for television and radio.
The Cameron University Jazz Ensemble includes students Tommy Agee and Gus Echols, Duncan; Ashim Bohara, Kathmandu, Nepal; Devin Bryant and Nic Callen, Cache; Irmtraud Bryant, Brittany Curtis, Diane Pihulic, Kenneth Williams, and Brad Wolf, Lawton; and Tabatha Den Dekker, Elgin. CU faculty members Dr. Shaun Calix, Assistant Professor of Psychology, and Dr. Matthew Mireles, Assistant Professor of Music, complete the ensemble.
Mireles and Booker are also members of the Cameron/Lawton Community Jazz Ensemble, which includes community members K. Kay Alsobrook, Doug Bayless, Brian Francis, Gary Gardner, Chip Gibson, Derek Griner, John Peterson, Joseph Robinson, Misty Schumann-Hickman, Ray Trevino, Clinton Wieden and faculty member Dr. Gary Buckley, Professor of Physical Sciences.
The Cameron University Jazz Ensemble and the Cameron/Lawton Community Jazz Ensemble, both under the direction of Dr. Andrew Stonerock, Assistant Professor of Music, will perform a repertoire of classic jazz and country standards. Selections include “Big Swing Face” by Bill Potts; “Gone Fishin’” by Jim Fish; “I Can’t Stop Loving You” by Don Gibson, arranged by Quincy Jones; Hoagy Carmichael’s “Georgia” arranged by Steve Mauldin; and “Orange Blossom Special” by Ervin T. Ross, arranged by Steve Mauldin. Both ensembles will be accompanied on piano by Anderson.
This concert is sponsored by the Cameron University Lectures and Concerts Series and the Cameron University Department of Music.
October 20, 2014