Cameron University Jazz Festival to feature trumpet virtuoso Brad Goode

The Cameron University Department of Music will present the 2015 Jazz Festival featuring trumpet virtuoso Brad Goode on Tuesday, March 10. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Cameron University Theatre and is made possible by a grant from Cameron University Lectures and Concerts. The concert is open to the public at no charge.

photo of brad goodeGoode will perform with both the Cameron University Jazz Ensemble and the Cameron University/Lawton Community Jazz Ensemble, both under the direction of Dr. Andrew Stonerock. The Cameron University Jazz Ensemble will perform “Chickenscratch” by Les Hooper; “On Green Dolphin Street” by Bronislau Kaper and arranged by Les Hooper, “Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most” by Tommy Wolf and Fran Landsman and arranged by Frank Mantooth; and Tommy Newsom’s “Walls of Jericho.” 

The Cameron University Jazz Ensemble includes students Irmtraud Bryant, Brittany Curtis, Prezell Duckett, Tyler Kennedy and Diane Pihulic, Lawton; Tabatha Den Dekker, Elgin; Gus Echols, Duncan; and Wes Stafford, Altus. Additional members include CU faculty members Dr. Gary Buckley, Dr. Shaun Calix, and Dr. Matthew Mireles, and community members David Anderson, Brian Francis and John Peterson.

The Cameron University/Lawton Community Jazz Ensemble will play “Hard Sock Dance” by Quincy Jones, Rodgers and Hart’s “With A Song In My Heart” arranged by Paul McKee, “Nimbus” by James Marentic and arranged by Gordon Brisker, Billy Strayhorn’s “Chelsea Bridge” arranged by Sammy Nestico, and Paul McKee’s “The Messenger.” 

The Cameron/Lawton Community Jazz Ensemble includes Anderson, Buckley, Calix, Francis, Mireles and Peterson as well as community members K. Kay Alsobrook, Monty Booker, Bruce Franklin, Gary Gardner, Chip Gibson, Derek Griner, Joseph Robinson, Misty Schumann-Hickman, Ray Trevino and KCCU news director Clinton Wieden.

Stonerock and guest musicians Denny Jones, Ken Nelson and Shane Ohlers will also perform with Goode on selected numbers.

For the past 25 years, Goode has been one of the busiest performers in the country, working as a soloist, bandleader, lead trumpet man or sideman. He has appeared at major festivals and clubs around the world and was credited by the Chicago Tribune as a “major catalyst in the revitalization of the Chicago jazz scene.” An Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Colorado, Goode makes frequent appearances as a soloist and clinician at colleges, universities and high schools throughout the United States.

For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Music at 580-581-2440.

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