PULLMAN, Wash. — High school jazz ensembles from throughout the
northwest will be on the Washington State University campus Nov. 2 for the
2000 Washington State University Jazz Festival.
The day-long festival’s highlights include adjudicated performances by the
high school bands and vocal ensembles from 7:40 a.m.-3:45 p.m., a concert from
1-2 p.m. and clinics throughout the day. All events will be in Kimbrough Music
Building and are open to the public without charge.
The midday concert in Kimbrough Concert Hall will feature guest composer,
arranger and trumpeter Daniel Barry. Also highlighting the concert will be Jazz
Northwest, the WSU faculty jazz group featuring woodwind artist and vocalist
Horace-Alexander Young, saxophonist Gregory Yasinitsky, trumpeter David
Turnbull, pianist Charles Argersinger, percussionist David Jarvis and bassist
Gus Kambeitz, and award-winning WSU student groups VOJAZZ 2000
directed by Young, and the Jazz Big Band directed by Yasinitsky.
The clinics later that afternoon will be presented by WSU faculty members,
and a special improvisational clinic will be held by guest artist Barry at 2:30
Barry is a Seattle-based composer, arranger and trumpeter whose music is
widely played. The trumpeter is the founder of Daniel Barry Music, his own
publishing firm, and is the owner of Marina Music, a sheet music distributing
company. He is also widely known as an educator. Last summer, he lectured at
the International Jazz School in Paris. The Jazz Police, a top Seattle big band,
recorded an acclaimed CD of Barry’s music.
The program for the gala concert will include Barry’s arrangement of Benny
Golson’s “I Remember Clifford.” Also featured will be new compositions
“Party Hardy” by bassist Bambeitz and “Quasi Modal” written for the WSU
Jazz Big Band by New York trumpeter Jeff Jarvis. Soloists will include vocalist
Julie Silvera-Jensen and saxophonists Sparky LaPlante and Scott Ryckman.
The concert will conclude with VOJAZZ 2000 and the Jazz Big Band presenting
a combined performance of “Lullaby of the Leaves.”